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

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Chapter 3Seven Principles of the Future Employee

When it comes to future employees there are seven unique principles that comprise the ways in which they are going to work and expect to work.

As you can see in Figure 3.1, future employees will:

  • Have a flexible work environment where they can work anytime and anywhere.
  • Be able to shape and define their own career paths instead of having them predefined for them.
  • Share information internally in an open and transparent way in real time.
  • Have the opportunity to become leaders without having to be managers.
  • Collaborate and communicate in new ways.
  • Shift from being knowledge workers to learning workers.
  • Learn and teach at-will.
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Figure 3.1 Seven Principles of the Future Employee

As the future employee brings these new attitudes and ways of working, managers and the organization will have to adapt. This is what the future employee looks like…

Has a flexible work environment/connects to work.Prime trends impacting flexible work: Behaviors shaped by social media technologies, globalization, technology, mobility, millennial workforce.

When most people think of flexible work they immediately think of two things: working anywhere and working anytime. However, flexible work actually has three components. The ability for employees to work anytime. The ability for employees to work anywhere. And, the overall focus on employee outputs not ...

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