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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 9Fourteen Principles of the Future Organization

So what does the future organization look like? There are 14 principles of the future organization, as shown on Figure 9.1.

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Figure 9.1 Fourteen Principles of the Future Organization

The future organization will:

  • Have employees work in globally distributed yet smaller teams.
  • Become intrapreneurial.
  • Create a connected workforce.
  • Operate like a smaller company.
  • Focus on creating a place of “want” instead of a place of “need.”
  • Adapt to change faster.
  • Innovate anywhere, all the time.
  • Build ecosystems.
  • Run in the cloud.
  • See more women in senior management roles.
  • Be “flatter.”
  • Tell stories.
  • Democratize learning.
  • Shift from profit to prosperity.
  • Adapt to the future employee and the future manager.
  • Become globally distributed with smaller teams.

It's hard to imagine today's companies continuing to operate the way they are. They are spreading out all over the world and now that we can get our jobs done simply by connecting to the Internet we can have offices anywhere. It's not uncommon for some organizations to have one or two employees working from home in remote parts of the world just so that they can say they have an office in that location. Although companies are spreading out all over the world they are leveraging technology to stay connected and collaborative. There are many benefits to having a distributed company, but ...

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