Category Archives: Future

The Future of Work is Uncertain

Much of the narrative around the ‘future of work’ is naive. It speaks of systems that we understand, modes of power that are established, and the promises of feature rich technology. Many narratives we hear in the media, oft repeated, … Continue reading

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Future of Work – Battle Lines

We live in interesting times: there is a great deal of primary narrative about ‘the future of work’, with an increasing number of Organisations wading into one side of the battle or the other. Is home working the ‘aberration’ that … Continue reading

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#FutureWork [Pt 5]: Fragments of the Future

An occasional series of essays exploring potential futures and contexts of work. The trouble with predicting the future is that we do so from within the glare of today: it’s easy to focus on the brightest lights, the promise of … Continue reading

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#FutureWork [Pt 4] – Office into Ecosystem

I am writing a series of essays exploring #FutureWork: these are fragments of thought, not presented and ‘answers’, but rather provocations for conversation. Today i am sharing a piece which considers what work will look like when the Office fully … Continue reading

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#FutureWork Stories [Pt 2] – ‘Management into Marketplace’

Anna is a member of the small Strategy Tribe in her Organisation: she comes out of a weekly meeting, held in the reconfigurable Hub, and meets Neharika for coffee. Virtual coffee. She shares the story of strategy that her Tribe … Continue reading

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The Future of Work: Belief and Currency

Many Organisations are actively engaged in exploring the Future of Work: their drivers include a desire to optimise their physical footprint (and save costs), engage and retain the best talent, reclaim a lost agility of old (or find a new … Continue reading

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The New World of Work is Not Work

Yesterday i ran the first of six sessions in California, exploring aspects of the Social Age: we started by exploring where we go ‘Beyond Organisations’, and today i will move into ‘The Storytelling Leader’, before tackling ‘Innovation & Disruption’, and … Continue reading

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Dangerous Space: Confronting Uncertainty

I just finished delivering the new work around “Future Technology: Innovation and Impact”. This work involves thinking at a high level about the multitudinous aspects of organisational learning and performance that it will impact. That’s another way of saying that … Continue reading

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Future Technology: Innovation and Impact [Pt 3]

This is the third in a series of pieces I’m writing around future technology, the innovations that we are seeing, and the impact that it will have around organisational learning and performance. There are seven aspects of innovation that I’m … Continue reading

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Future Tech: Innovation and Impact [Pt 2]

Last week, I shared the first three elements from a session I’m running this week on future technology, and the innovation we see, the impact it has, around the organisation. Today, I’m sharing the next piece, looking at ‘sense maker’ … Continue reading

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