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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 11The Six-Step Process for Adapting to the Future of WorkHow to Become the Future Organization (and Stay That Way!)

Successfully creating a future organization that can adapt to the future employee and the future manager requires a new and fresh approach to facilitating change. Essentially the goal is to create a process whereby the organization is able to adapt to the future of work regardless of how many years out that future might be. You can expect constant gradual change with major change happening every few years. Dr. John Kotter pioneered a change management model called the “8-Step Process for Leading Change,” which inspired me to create a model of my own specifically focused on the future of work. Based on researching and speaking with many organizations (some of which are mentioned in this book), the model looks like Figure 11.1.

  1. Challenge assumptions.
  2. Create a team to help lead the effort.
  3. Define your “future of work.”
  4. Communicate your “future of work.”
  5. Experiment and empower employees to take action.
  6. Implement broad-based change.
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Figure 11.1 The Six-Step Process for Adapting to the Future of Work

Challenge Assumptions

The first step for any organization to become a future organization is to challenge and question the conventional practices and ways of doing things within the organization. The sections in this book give you plenty of fodder to get you ...

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