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An Interview with an “expert” on the future of work (that would be me)

1502171419101371-social-hire-logo_ecI was recently interviewed by Social-Hire as part of their Expert Interview program. It was a wide-ranging conversation about the changing nature of the workforce, the need for a radically new kind of organizational leadership, and how to attract and retain talent in this age of networked knowledge that we’ve created.

Here is a brief excerpt that reflects my perspective on why so many of us are frustrated and discouraged about our work experiences: Read more

Wellness and Wellbeing in the Workplace

This article marks the beginning of a slight change in my Future of Work Agenda newsletter publishing plans. Some time ago I simplified the newsletter format, sharing a single thought piece with you about once a month. Now I am committing to a more frequent schedule, with the goal of condensing my rants and ramblings to an even shorter format (and I have also integrated the newsletter more tightly with the blog).

What follows here is the first post of a three-part series on Wellness and Wellbeing in the Workplace. Look for Part Two a week from now.


As some of you know, I host a monthly “Talking About Tomorrow” conversation with about twenty very smart thought leaders and practitioners. We have common interests in the changing nature of work, the workforce, and the workplace – and how to manage the future of work. We exchange ideas, concerns, and visions of the future as a way of keeping all of us sharp and well-informed.

Recently we spent an hour together (virtually, of course) exploring wellness and well-being in the workplace. It’s a topic that is getting a lot of well-deserved attention in many places these days. There’s no way I can adequately summarize the totality of that conversation, but I’d like to share some of the highlights here.

Thus, this is the first of several “chapters” in that particular conversation. What follows is an edited synopsis of what I found to be the most interesting comments and questions raised by several of the group members (all of those quoted here have granted me permission to share their contributions to the conversation). Read more

Perspectives on the Future of Work

We’re very pleased that some of our thoughts on the future of work have just been published in the January 2009 issue of People and Strategy, the journal of the Human Resource Planning Society.

We were asked to contribute to this special issue on The Future of Work (something we care just a little bit about) by commenting on a lead article by Tammie Erickson, President of the  nGenera Innovation Network (who just happens to be a former colleague of mine).

Tammy’s article, “Redesigning Your Organization for the Future of Work,” offers some very provocative ideas and suggestions for dealing with the changes in the way work is  being conducted and managed in today’s economy. We, in turn, added our thoughts – supporting Tammie in many respects but also offering some different views. For example:

In our experience, the benefits of fundamentally rethinking the very nature of work (and how, where and when it gets conducted) are simply astounding. We have seen companies achieve reductions in the cost of workforce support on the order of 40 percent or more—while at the same time attracting and retaining better talent and realizing higher levels of productivity and employee engagement.

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