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The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organization

Book Description

Throughout the history of business employees had to adapt to managers and managers had to adapt to organizations. In the future this is reversed with managers and organizations adapting to employees. This means that in order to succeed and thrive organizations must rethink and challenge everything they know about work.

The demographics of employees are changing and so are employee expectations, values, attitudes, and styles of working. Conventional management models must be replaced with leadership approaches adapted to the future employee. Organizations must also rethink their traditional structure, how they empower employees, and what they need to do to remain competitive in a rapidly changing world.

This is a book about how employees of the future will work, how managers will lead, and what organizations of the future will look like.

The Future of Work will help you:

  • Stay ahead of the competition

  • Create better leaders

  • Tap into the freelancer economy

  • Attract and retain top talent

  • Rethink management

  • Structure effective teams

  • Embrace flexible work environments

  • Adapt to the changing workforce

  • Build the organization of the future

  • And more

  • The book features uncommon examples and easy to understand concepts which will challenge and inspire you to work differently.

    Table of Contents

    1. Praise for The Future of Work
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright
    4. Dedication
    5. Acknowledgments
    6. Introduction: Rethinking Chess and Work
    7. Chapter 1: The Five Trends Shaping the World of Work
      1. New Behaviors Being Shaped by Social Technologies That Are Entering Our Organizations
      2. Technology
      3. The Millennial Workforce
      4. Mobility
      5. Globalization
      6. Why Is It Different This Time?
      7. Shaping Work: Past to Future
      8. Notes
    8. Chapter 2: The Cog: Today's Employee
      1. A Day in the Life Of…
      2. The Traditional Idea of an Employee
      3. Engagement Is Important But Lacking
      4. The Fabulous Five
      5. Notes
    9. Chapter 3: Seven Principles of the Future Employee
      1. The Three Components of Flexible Work
      2. Flexibility as a Way to Attract and Retain Top Talent
      3. Why Isn't Everyone Doing It if It's So Great?
      4. Some Benefits
      5. What About Face-to-Face Communication?
      6. Coworking
      7. The End of the Traditional Work Schedule
      8. Modular Work
      9. Sharing and Stack Ranking
      10. The Declining Value of Colleges
      11. New Crucial Employee Behaviors
      12. Support the Future Employee
      13. Existing Employees
      14. Evolution of the Employee
      15. Notes
    10. Chapter 4: The Freelancer Economy
      1. Why Is It Popular?
      2. Companies Using Freelancers
      3. Notes
    11. Chapter 5: The Zookeeper: Today's Manager
      1. Manager of the Past/Today
      2. Outdated Management Practices
      3. Notes
    12. Chapter 6: Ten Principles of the Future Manager
      1. Must Be a Leader
      2. Following from the Front
      3. Understanding Technology and How Employees Work
      4. Lead by Example
      5. Embrace Vulnerability
      6. Belief in Sharing and Collective Intelligence
      7. Be a Fire Starter
      8. Real-Time Recognition, Feedback, and Engagement
      9. Conscious of Personal Boundaries
      10. Adapt to the Future Employee
      11. Evolution of the Manager
      12. Hiring and Promoting the Right People
      13. Notes
    13. Chapter 7: The Managerless Company
      1. How Do Employees Get Hired or Fired?
      2. How Do Employees Figure Out What Projects to Work On?
      3. Who Leads the Projects?
      4. Who Steers the Ship?
      5. What About Career Paths and Choices?
      6. What About Raises or Promotions?
      7. What Happens If Something Goes Wrong?
      8. What Makes These Companies Work?
      9. The Benefits of a Managerless Company
      10. Issues with Managerless Companies
      11. Is This Right for You?
      12. Notes
    14. Chapter 8: The Organization of Today
      1. Job Security Isn't So Secure
      2. Loyalties Have Shifted
      3. It's No Longer Just About Money
      4. Self-Starter Opportunities
      5. Smaller Growing Companies
      6. Growing Up Skeptical
      7. Notes
    15. Chapter 9: Fourteen Principles of the Future Organization
      1. The Ringelmann Effect
      2. Intrapreneurial
      3. Connected Workforce
      4. Operate Like a Small Company
      5. Focus on “Want” Instead of “Need”
      6. Adapts to Change Faster
      7. Innovation from Anywhere, All the Time, and Creating Ecosystems
      8. Runs in the Cloud
      9. Sees More Women in Senior Management Roles
      10. Flatter Organizations and Decentralized Decision Making
      11. Tells Stories
      12. Democratize Learning and Teaching
      13. Shift from Profit to Prosperity
      14. The Four Roadblocks of the Future Organization
      15. The Evolution of the Organization
      16. Notes
    16. Chapter 10: Technology as the Central Nervous System
      1. The 12 Habits of Highly Collaborative Organizations
    17. Chapter 11: The Six-Step Process for Adapting to the Future of Work: How to Become the Future Organization (and Stay That Way!)
      1. Challenge Assumptions
      2. Create a Team
      3. Define
      4. Communicate
      5. Experiment and Empower
      6. Implement Broad-Based Change
      7. Commit
    18. Chapter 12: Rethinking Work
    19. The FOW Community (dedicated to the future of work and collaboration)
    20. Index
    21. End User License Agreement