What is the future of work? Where is it ? What is it all about? Is it only about technology ? Telecommute? Is it about a new-age talent? Or is it about a new economy?
World Forum for Responsible Economy held in Paris, France last year discussed several areas that addresses the deeper questions about Future of Work. They broadcasted my 3-minutes speech or rather situations that questions !
Technology has been the enabler since the beginning of time. What is changing the world is the way we are using it now. It’s no longer about delivering more efficient products but delivering it together. The concept of silos are already a thing of past with collaborative tools to the likes of Slack.
Evolution of a product-development have given way to solution development creating a whole new dimension. Such as earlier communities were built around a product or a practice, essentially to build a loyal set of users or customers. Now we have products such as Walnut App or even Eko App with an inbuilt community.
The creativity to using technology is stemming from deeper practices which allows freedom and acceptance at a whole new level! PriceBaba allows their employees to buy their own cloud and use it while developing their product. Gifting MacBooks during Christmas have far greater impact on Employee Satisfaction than offering bonus of equal amount!
So is this evolution to the Future of Work about Technology or how talent is redefining it? What about talent? Is FOW all about the cutting-edge talent? DITS hires employers to own and deliver projects for client. Yes, talent is no longer an employee, but the employer creating far higher value. This emerging ownership to the deliveries is pacing up the learning cycles as well. Learning is not reduced to the size of a postcard , but rather 140 characters at the right time by the right set of people. Such social learning marks only the beginning to the deeper research entirely focussed on the product that needs to be built!
What do you predict? Where do you see Future of work?