Between cloud services, video calling, internal social networks, and so much more, collaboration plays a huge role in modern workspaces. At the heart of collaboration is the technology that makes it possible. And for every type of collaboration software, there are multiple vendors and services offering various features and systems. Collaboration, while vital to the future of work, can also be overwhelming. But just as each organization has its own business plan and internal processes, so too does it need to have collaboration tools that meet its needs. […]
Why Diversity and Inclusiveness is Important Today and Tomorrow
Diversity and Inclusiveness are extremely important for companies today and in the future. Listen to my interview with Karyn Twaronite, the Global Diversity and Inclusiveness Officer at EY, to find out why these subjects are so important, how you can take steps to stay in the forefront of your industry, and how to measure your company’s progress in these areas. […]
The Future of Work Weekly Roundup – October 17th, 2016
Could AI be used in Human Resources? What is one of the biggest challenges when hiring remote workers? Are there certain areas where ride sharing and room sharing are growing more rapidly? Here is this week’s article roundup where all of these questions are answered. […]
Employees Secretly Searching for a New Job Are Getting Help from LinkedIn
If you could let recruiters know you were interested in switching jobs while keeping that information secret from your boss would you do it? In the past this has been a major issue for employees trying to switch jobs or career fields. If you are looking on LinkedIn, for example, you wouldn’t be able to post a resume or announce you are looking for a job without the fear of knowing your boss would be able to see it. […]
Are You Toying With Technology?
Is technology in your organization a tool or a toy? We often look at new gadgets as things to play with and enjoy and as a way to keep us amused, but technology holds so much more value than just entertainment. Technology can be a valuable tool that changes the way you do business. And as technology changes and plays a bigger role in the efficiency and actions of organizations, the role of technology employees also changes. […]
Why Autonomous Cars Are Not Truly Autonomous Yet
Autonomous vehicles have been making headlines in the past few years, but the thing is, they aren’t really all that autonomous at this point in time. Big companies such as Apple, Uber, and Google have all been making strides to create autonomous vehicles, also known as self driving cars. However, if you read further into it you see we are not quite there yet. […]
How Do You Become The Wisest Person In The Room?
Tom Gilovich is a professor of Psychology at Cornell University with an interest in judgement and decision making. He is also the author of the book, The Wisest One in the Room: How You Can Benefit from Social Psychology’s Most Powerful Insights. He has studied many different facets of social psychology including sports decisions, political judgement and decision making, and relationship decision making. […]
The Future Of Work Weekly Roundup, October 9th, 2016
What does farming of the future look like? What is the most important area of your office to focus on? What would a future powered by Artificial Intelligence look like? How will our politics and economics change in the digital age? Find out the answers to these questions in this week’s article round up. […]
We All Deserve To Work For An Organization That Cares About Us
So many us work for organizations where don’t feel valued and appreciated. We only live once and we all deserve to work for organizations that genuinely care about us and create environments where we genuinely want to show up. Don’t you want to work for this type of an organization? […]
Would You Be Willing To Trade Security For Price
We have been seeing the cost of technology go down over the past several years. It now costs less to store things online, buy devices that connect to the web, devices that connect to each other and different sensors. The low cost of producing technology has led to the internet of things in that we have been able to put sensors and connectivity in almost anything you can think of. […]
Are You An Email Addict?
We all fall trap to the draw of email and the connection it brings. After all, it’s how business gets done. But email can be draining and a huge time and energy waster if you find yourself constantly updating and hoping for a new message. […]
Why You Need To Focus On People And Culture To Win In The Business Game
David Klein is the CEO and co-founder of CommonBond, an online lending company for student loans. It allows student to refinance their debt into a loan that consolidates several loans into one single loan and it provides a lower interest rate. David Klein co-founded CommonBond with two other MBA students whom he met in college when they realized there was a strong need for this type of service. […]
The Future Of Work Weekly Roundup – October 2nd, 2016
What does the future hold for human resource departments and why should they consider a name change? How are wearables revolutionizing our workplaces? What’s new at Facebook and should companies consider using it? Read this week’s article round up to find out the answers to these and other questions. […]
Are the Three Laws of Robotics Enough to Keep Us Safe?
We are living in a world where AI and robotics are prevalent and mainstream. I have always enjoyed reading science fiction and one of my favorite authors in this genre is Isaac Asimov. He has written such books as I, Robot and The Foundation Trilogy. He also came up with the three laws of robotics. […]
When Did Manager Become A Bad Word?
A growing number of companies are turning away from using the term “manager” and choosing instead to use more generic terms for all employees. The idea is that it removes the negative connotations of having to report to a strict boss and instead opens things up to a world of collaboration and equality amongst employees. […]
A New And Improved HR
Ron Storn is the Vice President of the People department at Lyft. Lyft is a ride-sharing company based out of San Francisco, CA that unites technology and humans for more affordable rides. He has been with Lyft for 3 years and he is at the head of all of the recruiting and human resources for the company. Lyft has been around since 2007 and when they started they had 80 employees and now they have 1200. […]
The Future Of Work Weekly Roundup – September 25th, 2016
Is the future of work already here and should we be scared about it? What does Gen Z want in a workplace? Why are big job board sites such as SimplyHired not doing so well? Is technology killing our productivity? Find out the answers to these questions in this week’s article round up. […]
How are Freelancers Impacting the World of Payments, and How are Banks Falling Short?
A lot of articles and studies discuss our move towards a more freelance/gig economy as opposed to traditional full time work. I am not going to touch on my thoughts about that in this video, however, I do want to talk about how a move towards a freelance/gig work space would impact the world of payments. […]
How Would a 24 Hour Work Week Impact our Society?
People tend to think that a shorter work week would be great, but are there negatives to a 24 hour work week as well? Implementing shorter work weeks has been a topic of discussion a lot lately. There are even some companies, such as Amazon, who have already started testing out the shorter work weeks. […]
Work, Love, And Life When Robots Rule The Earth
Robin Hanson is the author of a new book called The Age of EM: Work, Love, and Life when Robots Rule the Earth. He is also an associate professor of economics at George Mason University, a research associate at the Future of Humanity Institute of Oxford University, he has his doctorate in Social Science from the California Institute of Technology. He has studied political science, engineering, AI, physics, and economics. He has done research at Nasa, he has over 3100 citations, 60 publications, 420 media mentions, and he has a blog called Overcomingbias.com. […]
The Future Of Work Weekly Roundup – September 18th, 2016
Do you think a majority of people will work from home in the future? How does your company handle its hiring process? What the one key skill that is lacking in our workforce today and that could set you apart as a Millennial? What are the six signs that you should be watching out for to determine whether or not your job is safe from automation? These questions are answered on this weeks Future of Work Roundup. […]
Which Trend is Impacting the Future of Work the Most?
In my previous book that was released in 2014 I talked about the five trends that are shaping the workplace and the future of work. The five trends that I listed in the book were globalization, mobility, technology, millennials/changing demographics, and new behaviors. […]
What is the Internet of Things, and Why Does it Matter to You?
You’ve likely heard the term tossed around—“The Internet of Things”. But what does it really mean, and is it something you should care about? […]
Why Automation is Great, Until It Isn’t
Automation is a hot topic nowadays. The theme of automation seems to be everywhere. While there are some people who feel that automation is a good thing, there are also quite a few people who feel that automation is a scary thing because it could mean that there will be less jobs for humans. In my opinion, we can rest easy at this point in time. […]
How LinkedIn Hires and Keeps the Best Talent
One of the most essential roles in the future of work is HR. What is often seen as an outdated department only used for hiring and firing is actually the core of creating and implementing useful, forward-thinking company culture. One of the leaders of the new wave of HR is LinkedIn, where the HR department works to ensure a healthy work environment and that employees are treated beautifully. In the words of senior vice president of global talent organization Pat Wadors, her goal is to make sure LinkedIn can scale at its staggering pace without losing it entrepreneurial spirit and core values. […]
Should We Embrace A Sharing Economy?
Arun Sundararajan is the author of The Sharing Economy: The End of Employment and the Rise of Crowd-Based Capitalism. He is a professor of business at the Stern School of Business at NYU. He is interested in researching how digital technology brings about change in our economy and he has published over 50 scientific papers and over 30 op-eds on subjects related to this research. […]