Don’t Get Caught Out by the Future of Work

Jessica Stillman of GigaOm has picked up my recent article in Workspace Design Magazine (“Taking Charge of Tomorrow“) and highlighted my call for a radical rethinking of the role of workplace and facilities managers.

Facilities Managers:  Don’t Get Caught Out by the Future of Work

Jessica  cited my belief that workplace professionals should view the job as “supporting work wherever and whenever it takes place.” [continue reading...]

Taking Charge of Tomorrow

WorkDesignMag-logoWork Design Magazine just published my article on “Taking Charge of Tomorrow.”


It’s a call for more aggressive action on the part of workplace professionals to lead the kind of organizational planning and change that is needed to enhance workforce productivity, engagement, and attraction/retention.

To quote:

It has been said that “the best way to predict the future is to create it.”

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Bars Beat Boardrooms as Idea Generators

GigaOm just cited Jim Ware’s recent posts on the Worksnug blog about the value of moving from one place to another as the work you are doing changes:

“Here on WebWorkerDaily we recently posted on the musings of [former] Harvard Business School professor and partner in FutureWork Forum Jim Ware, who used a recent blog post to urge knowledge workers to shake up their routines and work in a greater variety of spaces.

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Workplace Design Magazine Features Jim Ware

Bob Fox, publisher of Workplace Design Magazine, has just published the December 2011 issue, which has several important stories on office lighting. But I’m mentioning it here for one self-interested reason: it also includes a nice, brief bio and photo of none other than me. Bob and I have many common interests. We spoke briefly at the WorkTech11 West Coast conference in October, and his request to publish my bio came from that conversation. [continue reading...]

Creating an AWESOME Workplace: SCAN Health Plan’s Innovative Office Space

Facilities Management Journal

September/October 2011

by Diane Coles, MCR, and James Ware, PhD

SCAN Health Plan® is the fourth largest not-for-profi t Medicare Advantage health plan in the United States. The company serves the needs of more than 128,000 members in California and Arizona. Headquartered in Long Beach, California, USA, SCAN was founded in 1977.

SCAN’s corporate mission is to find innovative ways to enhance senior citizens’ ability to manage their health and to control where and how they live as long as possible. [continue reading...]

Careers for a More Personal Corporation

The Futurist Magazine

January-February 2011, pp37-38

World Future Society

by James Ware

This brief article appeared as part of a special section of the January 2011 issue of The Futurist, “70 Jobs for 2030.” Each of the contributors was asked to speculate about what jobs would be common in the year 2030, even though they do not exist today.

Jim’s focus was on roles that would become prominent in organizations characterized by fluid employment, large number of temporary contractors, and global presence. [continue reading...]