Today’s episode of The Future in 5 is about the five trends shaping the future of work. Now, I cover this topic in my book, The Future of Work, but I realized I’ve never shared this information with you in this format. Over the next couple of years, I think these are going to be pretty much the five trends to pay attention to.
Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours (and what to do about it)
I talk with Salim Ismail, Founding Executive Director of Singularity University, and co-author of “Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours (and what to do about it).” I had a fascinating conversation with Salim covering a lot of topics — jobs and technology to exponential organizations to employee tenure, and more. [...]
How Adobe Is “Kickstarting” Innovation
Imagine you show up to work one day and someone asks you if you are interested in running with an idea that you have — “sure,” you say. You are then given a little red box — inside you find a pre-paid credit card for $1,000, some notebooks, and an innovation guide that walks you through a six-step […]
Are You Ready For The Shrinking Employee Tenure?
The time when employees stayed at a company for 10, 15, 20+ years — literally developing a long-term relationship with that company — is dead. Long gone is the idea of job security as well. The average employee tenure today across the board — no matter how old you are — is just under five […]
Future of Work Community (FOWC) New Members & Exciting Updates!
Towards the end of last year, we (Connie and I) launched the FOW Community, an invite brand network where some of the world’s most forward thinking brands come together to explore the future of work. Topics include everything from freelancers and collaboration to organizational culture and robots and automation. As the community grows so do […]
Innovation Ain’t What it Used to Be: Webinar With IBM
Remember when innovation was done by a specific department within your organization? The folks in R&D were like the modern day version of the CIA plus the NSA. They couldn’t really talk about what they were working on and the work they did do was under lock and key; it was pretty much the most […]
Behind the Scenes of Spiceworks: The World’s Most Transparent Company
This week I talk with Scott Abel, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer for Spiceworks, to explore some of the things that he does to create such a great place to work. Spiceworks, the world’s largest community of global IT professionals that come together online and offline, was recently named by Glassdoor as one of the world’s best companies to work for and they have received numerous other similar awards.
The State of Women in Management
Last year when I was writing my most recent book on The Future of Work, I shared some ideas with my wife (Blake Morgan) around topics that I wanted to include and she said, “You know, you really should write something about women and management.” My immediate response was, “Huh? Why would I do that?” […]
Does Connectivity Mean Availability?
The first thing most people do in the morning is check their email, before they go to bed? Email. On vacation? Email! It’s safe to say we are always “connected” which means that we always have access to social technologies but also to our work platforms such as collaboration tools and email. However, just because we […]
Creating A Great Corporate Culture: Inside The Offices Of Mulesoft
MuleSoft is another organization that was recently ranked by Glassdoor as one of the best places to work in America and they have also won plenty of other awards for being a great place to work. According to Greg Schott, the CEO of MuleSoft, the key is creating a great corporate culture.