They are mostly not wrong but we have built a society where this attitude is seen as being "unproductive" and a problem to fix.
‘It felt futile’: young Britons swap career-driven lives for family and fun | Work-life balance | The Guardian
Until they find out they are just downskilling their workforce.
Their best people will still work remotely, just not for them.
Big Read: How Dublin became ‘a city that nobody lives in’. Decades of poor planning, not enough homes and too many offices have combined to make Dublin a city in dire need of housing
#WorkTrends #Ireland #FutureOfWork
I always like to ride a good ol' steam train, even better in mountain regions. It also reminds me that these majestic steam locomotives, are a symbol of the Industrial Revolution that reshaped our world. 🚂
What is the driving force of today's industrial revolution? 🤔
A new survey found 45% of people reported improved family relationships, and 40% better emotional wellbeing while working from home. Burnout and stress are down too. Are you rushing back to the office?
Virtual influencers: meet the AI-generated figures posing as your new online friends - The future of influence is here: a digital avatar that captivates millions of ador... - https://thenextweb.com/news/virtual-influencers-ai-generated-online #startupsandtechnology #futureofwork
A linguistic anthropologist explains how humans are like ChatGPT - ChatGPT is a hot topic at my university, where faculty members are deeply concerne... - https://thenextweb.com/news/linguistic-anthropologist-humans-chatgpt #startupsandtechnology #futureofwork
Apple store workers in France to strike during iPhone 15 launch - Apple is having a rough time of it in France as of late. As if mandated updates to... - https://thenextweb.com/news/apple-france-strike-iphone-15-launch #corporatesandinnovation #futureofwork #ecosystems #apple
Thankfully, there’s no-one calling me back into the office. But this post is about people who are being recalled — as well as those working in sub-optimal remote settings.
This post suggests that the phrase “this isn’t working” should be viewed as an invitation for dialogue rather than a threat, arguing that open communication is crucial for […]
The Power of Collective Meaning in shaping Behaviors for Organisational Culture https://www.lucacollina.co.uk/single-post/the-power-of-collective-meaning-in-shaping-behaviors-for-organisational-culture via @LucaCollina8 on @thinkers360 #Culture #FutureofWork #BusinessContinuity
Great set of tactics in this article about ‘overwork’:
✅ Acknowledge the degree to which compulsively working is true for you.
✅ Focus on two primary commitments: sleep and exercise.
✅ Choose one activity in your life that gives you the purest enjoyment.
✅ Become more aware of what you’re feeling in your body, especially after you’re working for extended periods of time.
"Our goal is to revolutionize the app-creation workflow, and one workspace will ensure that: Jeremy Bentham’s tower of unlimited surveillance."
How to apply for a management role when you don’t have management experience - “Should I bother going for this job at all? I’ve never managed anyone.” Clients re... - https://thenextweb.com/news/how-to-apply-management-role-experience #startupsandtechnology #futureofwork
Whatever you do as an employer or a leader, your notion of humanity will shine through.
And I'm talking about those deep-lying beliefs which might be partly subconscious that your behaviour is based on.
So go on and write fancy words on your purpose statement and company values.
But if there is a disparity, people will eventually see it.
Anyone concerned with the future of work and the potential of #AI should read this working paper from Harvard Business School... Or at least Summary post from Ethan Mollick (one the researchers)
In a nutshell:
- GPT4 and co improve quality and time spent on knowledge work by 25% on average (metric collected across 18 different tasks).
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New study reveals the emergence of two distinctive patterns of successful #ai use by humans along a spectrum of human-AI integration. One set of subjects acted as “Centaurs,” dividing and delegating their solution-creation activities to the AI or to themselves. Another set of subjects acted more like “Cyborgs,” completely integrating their task flow with the AI and continually interacting with the technology.
Well, #TimGurner certainly derailed my vlog plans this week. My latest instalment of ‘and another thing’ is about our ongoing workforce crisis, the regressive nonsense of employers wanting to punish workers for standing up for their rights, and the one-year anniversary of my #LessIsNecessary campaign. https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSLErwQPr/
RemoteWorkChat.com »UAW Strikes Against The Big Three, The Coming Child Care Cliff And GE’s Culp Speaks« https://www.forbes.com/sites/jenamcgregor/2023/09/15/uaw-strikes-against-the-big-three-the-coming-child-care-cliff-and-ges-culp-speaks/ #RemoteFirst #RemoteWork #RemoteTeam #Collaboration #FutureOfWork
Oh surprise !! Executives in many companies are starting to realize the value their #middlemanagers can bring to their organizations if they properly configure these roles and assign them to the right people.
My words, thoughts and ponderings for September include a link to my latest governance discussion, thoughts on why poetry has bad PR (and why you read more of it than you think), my recent interview with the Fremantle Shipping News and a rant about employers needing to read the room. Read/subscribe https://katelarsenkeys.substack.com.
Curious #futureofwork signal - we’ve a bunch of thirteen year old boys who’ve been playing Dungeons and Dragons in the dining room for three hours. One of them’s badly injured, so they’ve FaceTimed in a friend who’s a mage or something with special healing powers…
Dating app Grindr loses nearly half its staff after trying to force a return to office.
“We are looking forward to returning to the office in a hybrid model in October and further improving productivity and collaboration for our entire team,” a Grinder spokesperson said.
Grindr looses half of their workforce after they want to return to office, like to the „normal“ in „pre pandemic times.“ There is no such thing. There is just now, and home office will stay.
Of course, the move could have been intentional so they could cut down employees easily.
From the ABC: "Worker delight as four-day week spreads, with union agreements locking in expansion of scheme to new employers".
How to support the mental health and wellbeing of remote workers - When COVID-19 hit, suddenly commutes were a thing of the past, and many home offic... - https://thenextweb.com/news/support-mental-health-wellbeing-remote-workers #governmentandpolicy #futureofwork
It's important to understand that AI is not a threat to human jobs. Instead, it can act as a catalyst for growth and innovation. In fact, AI is expected to create more jobs than it displaces, and it will also enhance human skills and capabilities. The age of AI presents key challenges and opportunities for businesses and workers alike. These include reskilling, promoting diversity, and addressing ethical concerns. #AI #FutureOfWork
“Ideas emerge in the complex domain …” which is where creative knowledge workers in a network economy need to be active, probing, and playing. We also need to do shallow dives into the Chaotic domain. Neither of these activities will be helped through automation. If anything, automation will make us lazy, or unaware.
I wrote this in 2013
Rise and shine: Early autumn is the second best time of year for job seekers - Just as the chill of autumn sets in, the recruitment business heats up. With key d... - https://thenextweb.com/news/rise-early-autumn-second-best-time-job-seekers #startupsandtechnology #futureofwork
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"We found that there was a causal link between a fairly inoffensive standard level of open-plan noise and the effect that was having both emotionally and physiologically on the people who were in the room"
Another reason why the #FutureOfWork is likely not going to be those noisy open-plan offices full of distractions that sap your energy and emotional well-being
#WFH #RemoteWork #HybridWork
This is existence proof that #remotework, well, works. Why not tap into the best available talent, no matter where they are?
Companies that become good at this will have a built-in structural advantage.
Companies that force a #ReturnToOffice will likely get stuck with an employee population that's just waiting to jump ship to something less dinosaur-like.
Both is individual & hard to change!
A stance is sth I can easily change if it doesn't help solve a problem, see opportunities.
A principle is a hypothesis we give ourself to guide us doing the work (together). If it doesn't serve the purpose in a given context, we can find a better (matching) one.
Stances and Principles over Mindset and Values.
Working from home has worked for people with disability. The back-to-the-office push could wind back gains https://antoniosantos.blog/2023/07/25/working-from-home-has-worked-for-people-with-disability-the-back-to-the-office-push-could-wind-back-gains/ #FutureOfWork #WorkTrends #Accessibility #axschat
"Bank CEOs have zero idea about work from home in banking"
Because of this, CEOs are out of touch. They think they can ask people to come back into the office without repercussions. I suspect they will find they are very wrong
How the 'perfect' job candidate has changed. For potential hires who will work with or manage remote or hybrid employees, communication is particularly high on the list.
AI is mostly harmless even though it's anthropomorphic and made of plastic. – no seriously, the #FutureOfWork points could be made true with adequate governace, even if pepper robots have little to do with it. #AIEthics
AI more likely to help workers than take their jobs: UN
A new report by the UN's International Labor Organization found that AI can help with certain duties rather than take over entire jobs. However, clerical workers remain exposed to full automation.
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Meet the stay-at-home dads: They're on the rise as more men drop out of work and skip college https://www.businessinsider.com/become-stay-at-home-dad-help-men-feel-happy-fulfilled-2023-8 #FutureOfWork #WorkTrends
How $7.75 billion Hopin went from pandemic darling to selling off its flagship business for $50 million and handing back some investor cash https://www.businessinsider.com/what-happened-to-hopin-why-ceo-stepped-down-2023-8 #WorkTrends #FutureOfWork
“When highly trained professionals now babysit machines, they lose their skills. Retaining skills requires practice. How do we ensure that those skills are not lost? If we expect humans to be able to take over from machines during crucial moments, those humans must retain strong skills. Loss of knowledge has serious consequences locally and systemically.”
Need to Hire Workers in a Hot Job Market? Allow them to work remotely. Employers offering flexible work options are hiring at a faster pace than those requiring full-time office attendance https://www.wsj.com/articles/need-to-hire-workers-in-a-hot-job-market-let-them-do-some-remote-work-506f72e6?utm_content=bufferaa1a3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer #WorkTrends #FutureOfWork #DigitalTransformation
How ‘The Bear’ Captures the Panic of Modern Work.
You don’t have to work in a kitchen to recognize the chaos and precarity the show depicts. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/03/magazine/the-bear-modern-work.html?utm_content=bufferd967d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer#FutureOfWork - #FutureOfWork
The absurd studies against hybrid and remote work keep coming powered by click a it - This study only reflects the working methods of people based in Chennai, India. The socioeconomic and cultural context is very important. The Yahoo title is clickbait considering that Musk and Zuckerberg are not living in Chennai. #FutureOfWork
Benedict Evans talks about how Generative AI tools won't take away jobs but will make more of them. He uses the Jevons idea to explain that when things get cheaper, we use them more. The article has many examples to show this.
🤖Does time fly when working with robots?
Robots will revolutionise the #FutureOfWork, but as they simplify our lives, many of them will need human input.
An #EUFunded study examined one largely neglected aspect: what the effects will be on our time👉https://europa.eu/!7phX6Q
Jobs before remote: "Cool, let's have this 6.5-hour on-site meeting."
Jobs after remote: "Cool, let's have this 6.5-hour meeting in Teams."
Did async not manage to teach us anything? Anything? 😔
Because people prefer to work from home. Google Ireland bosses ‘feared’ loss of too many staff in key roles https://www.businesspost.ie/news/google-ireland-bosses-feared-loss-of-too-many-staff-in-key-roles/ #WorkTrends #FutureOfWork
Podcast - Progress and Challenges in Disability Inclusion at Work.
"rather than prompting increasingly vibrant face-to-face #collaboration, open #architecture appeared to trigger a natural human response to socially withdraw from officemates and interact instead over email and IM." #futureofwork
from: The impact of the ‘open’ workspace on human collaboration | Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Podcast - Progress and Challenges in Disability Inclusion at Work.
Employees want ChatGPT at work. Bosses worry they’ll spill secrets. Companies know the AI tool could be a game changer, but fears about security and privacy are holding them back https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2023/07/10/chatgpt-safe-company-work-ban-lawyers-code/ #WorkTrends #FutureOfWork
#RemoteWork to Wipe Out $800 Billion From Office Values.
In 2017 when I walking in Dublin I questioned myself why we were building so many offices instead of homes when companies were moving to hybrid work later accelerated by the pandemic. #FutureOfWork https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-07-12/working-from-home-office-landlords-risk-800-billion-in-losses-mckinsey-says
I haven't finished all of it. But I was inspired to jump in by this bit from the exec summar:
"Cities and buildings can adapt and thrive by taking hybrid approaches themselves. Priorities might include developing #mixedUse #neighborhoods, constructing more adaptable buildings, and designing multiuse #office and #retail space."
The #Hybrid space is something that I've been passionate about for a long time. Mono-culture (work, play, housing) can lead to stagnation and, frankly, boring places.
Mix it up a bit! Give humans at work somewhere for a nice walk and a coffee. Give humans at home somewhere to cycle and plug in a laptop. Give humans at play... Well, more play.
Long/short for me - make places for humans, not for mono-use... Am looking forward to reading the rest of this!
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I'm a coach and leadership trainer, as well as a podcast host, and author of the book 'Moose Heads on the Table', about self-managing organisations in Sweden.
I'm interested in self-organisation, especially the inner shift that needs to accompany new structures and processes.
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Lots of people don’t take their full vacation time for fear of compromising their careers. But the opposite is true: Time off boosts success at work. https://www.wsj.com/articles/your-summer-vacation-can-help-your-career-d1dced72 #WorkTrends #FutureOfWork
In Business, ‘Flat’ Structures Rarely Work. Is There a Solution? https://www.nytimes.com/2023/07/05/business/flat-structure-companies.html #WorkTrends #FutureOfWork #DigitalTransformation
Business Disability Forum Discusses Workplace Adjustments and Collaboration for Inclusive Practices https://antoniosantos.blog/2023/07/07/business-disability-forum-discusses-workplace-adjustments-and-collaboration-for-inclusive-practices/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon #accessibility #FutureOfWork via @akwyz
I really miss having a time machine when conclusive evidence disproves the myth of "working from home" revolution after Covid pandemic. "The balance of the work week is likely to tilt back to the office and away from home (…) because better productivity lies in that direction." https://www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/2023/06/28/the-working-from-home-delusion-fades #workfromhome #remotework #futureofwork #covid #itoldyouso
In a leaked recording, AWS CEO warns employees about a 'Day 2' mindset creeping in, saying his biggest worry is 'ourselves' - To keep that creative spirit, Seplisky told employees to stay "restless and dissatisfied." #WorkTrends #FutureOfWork https://www.businessinsider.com/aws-ceo-adam-selipsky-stressed-about-amazon-day2-culture-2023-7
The ‘Great Resignation’ Is Over. Can Workers’ Power Endure? https://www.nytimes.com/2023/07/06/business/economy/jobs-great-resignation.html #FutureOfWork
Two screens or even none at all: Laptops lure new buyers with dramatic designs.
We’re entering an age of strange portable computers -- but should they replace your conventional laptop? https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/07/05/laptops-dual-screen-virtual-yoga-book-9i-spacetop/?utm_content=buffer04fa8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer #DigitalTransformation #FutureOfWork
@nancybaym has edited an issue of the Journal of Computer-mediated Communication about the future of work. Looks excellent. I just read one article by Keppler & Leonardi that shows that enterprise conversational networks (e.g., Slack) build the sort of intimacy people need to get over their intimidation about asking about complex knowledge. Good point, good confirmation.
It's open access. Yay for OA! https://lnkd.in/ey4dPEJR
The German Chip Sector’s Next Challenge: Labor https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-07-01/the-german-chip-sector-s-next-challenge-labor #WorkTrends #FutureOfWork
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I'm fascinated by the discussion about how #ArtificialIntelligence will take our jobs. Susskind and Susskind have a book called "The Future of Professions", this is a short version. While professions look very different, they all solve the same problem: nobody can know everything. As we move from a print based society, to an internet society, how do we organise work? It is useful to think about the tasks that change.
"Damaging Results of Mandated #ReturntoOffice Worse Than We Thought"
- 42% witnessed high attrition
- 29% struggling with recruitment
- 76% of staff looking to leave
"The current AI boom — the convincingly human-sounding chatbots, the artwork that can be generated from simple prompts, and the multibillion-dollar valuations of the companies behind these technologies — began with an unprecedented feat of tedious and repetitive labor." —Josh Dzieza for The Verge
When companies don't have talent at a top level this happens:
Tech companies were once outspoken #RemoteWork boosters. That changed after layoffs rocked the industry — swinging the balance of power in favour of management.
https://www.axios.com/2023/06/13/companies-aggressive-return-to-office #WorkTrends #FutureOfWork
A professor has tracked the colleges of Fortune 500 CEOs for 20 years. He was stunned to learn Ivy Leagues don't matter that much. https://fortune.com/2023/06/14/fortune-500-ceo-colleges-ivy-league/ #WorkTrends #FutureOfWork
Companies around the world have implemented #RemoteWork for decades, but now wait for this gem 💎: “Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham said remote work "fooled" leaders at the start of the pandemic because it worked initially.” #FutureOfWork #WorkTrends
⚠️ Early Warning
We are in brand new territory:
“When you have an El Niño occurring on top of the long-term warming trend, it’s like a double whammy.”—Katharine Hayhoe, chief scientist at The Nature Conservancy.
Any business that does not, as a matter of urgency, become climate literate, is going to experience considerable pain.
Climate disruption is real and is coming at us at breakneck speed.
How ready are you?
WeWork Faces More Turmoil After Its Chief Executive Departs.
The company’s top boss, a real estate industry veteran, abruptly left in May after growing frustrated with SoftBank, its largest shareholder and lender. https://www.nytimes.com/2023/06/12/business/wework-softbank-sandeep-mathrani.html #FutureOfWork
Musk Adds to Goldman Sachs’ Commercial Loan Troubles - The value of Goldman loans to commercial real estate borrowers behind on repayments climbed 612% in the first quarter to $840 million. #FutureOfWork https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-06-10/musk-adds-to-goldman-sachs-commercial-loan-troubles-ft-says
Before this pandemic, management was the key obstacle to telecommuting. It still is. Hybrid workplaces are an effort by management to hang on to power and privilege for as long as possible.
hab heute mit unternehmern und managern mittelständischer produzierender betriebe über die 4-tage-woche gesprochen.
war erstaunt zu lernen, dass sie diese bereits als kommenden fakt akzeptieren und die herausforderung annehmen, dies in ihren organisationen umzusetzen.
Apple Vision Pro as the future home office? Why not?
You work from home. You're alone. You need a big screen. You don't want to spend too much room setting up for your work.
Would you be able to get all your work done using a Vision Pro? Maybe not. But then it's easy to step out of your office. Just remove the goggles.
Same goes with work-life balance: Just remove the goggles.