There was a time when people could drink alcohol during the workday and smoke cigarettes inside the office. But other than a few changes due to health and safety laws, the corporate workplace hasn’t really changed much since the ’60s. Sure, desktop computers and email were a seismic shift in the ’80s, but most people still did their job at an office and spent much of their time behind a desk.
These days, the workplace is changing in very real and transformative ways — ways that can produce competitive advantages for companies that can take advantage of these new opportunities. People can often sense the changes coming, but have no idea how to get out ahead of them. Fortunately, now there’s help.
Most people realize that the world of work is changing, but they have a lot of questions about it:
- Why are these changes happening?
- How is work changing?
- And what should I do about it?
These questions, and more, are answered in the new book by Jacob Morgan, “The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organization.”
The demographics of employees are changing and so are employee expectations, values, attitudes, and styles of working. Conventional management models must be replaced with leadership approaches adapted to the future employee. Organizations must also rethink their traditional structure, how they empower employees, and what they need to do to remain competitive in a rapidly changing world.
“The Future of Work” features uncommon examples and easy to understand concepts which will challenge and inspire you to work differently. Here’s what some of the world’s top business leaders had to say about the book:
Morgan has written a book to help you understand how the world of work is changing, why it’s changing, and what you need to do about it. The Future of Work inspires you to rethink how employees work, how managers lead, and how organizations are structured. -Gary Hamel World-renowned author and speaker
Morgan’s book offers a compelling look into the future — how all of us will work, how many of us will lead, and how organizations themselves must transform in the face of these changes. -Daniel H. Pink, NY Times best-selling author of DRIVE and TO SELL IS HUMAN
The Future of Work provides valuable insights that will help organizations seize opportunities in this rapidly changing landscape, transforming a possible vulnerability into a competitive strength. -John Veihmeyer, Global Chairman of KPMG
To be future-ready, companies need to embrace a new type of culture that empowers employees to find innovative ways to drive impact. The Future of Work provides a helpful roadmap to engage the workforce of a new generation. -Brad Smith, President and CEO, Intuit
In a truly Global economy, with information available 24/7 and where the speed of everything is rapidly increasing …. Morgan does a great job of stimulating the reader to think how this will impact organizations, people and practices in the workplace. -Jeff M. Fettig, Chairman & CEO Whirlpool Corporation
If you’re wondering what the future will bring to your organization, we think Morgan’s book is a great place to start. “The Future Of Work” is available at the usual local book sellers and online from Amazon.com.