Future of Work and Organisations

By Andy Spence | Including people management, technology, demographics, workplace and rethinking organisations - all with an added dose of randomness.

Thomas H. Davenport | When Jobs Become Commodities

Thomas H. Davenport is the President’s Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management at Babson College and a Fellow at the MIT …

Intelligence

"Ethereum Island" May Soon Exist Off the Coast of Africa

Global Blockchain Hub<p>Ethereum startup ConsenSys and the African nation of Mauritius are actively exploring a partnership. This collaboration would …

Bitcoin

The Pop-Up Employer: Build a Team, Do the Job, Say Goodbye

At first glance, the organization chart for the maker of True Story, a card game and mobile app in which players trade stories from their daily lives, resembled that of any company. There was a content division to churn out copy for game cards; graphic designers to devise the logo and the …

Employment

The Neuroscience of Trust

Companies are twisting themselves into knots to empower and challenge their employees. They’re anxious about the sad state of engagement, and rightly so, given the value they’re losing. Consider Gallup’s meta-analysis of decades’ worth of data: It shows that high engagement—defined largely as …

A Sociology of the Smartphone

<i>Adam Greenfield</i> | Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life |<i> Verso | June 2017</i> |<i> 27 minutes (7,433 words)</i><i></i> <i>Below is an excerpt from</i> Radical …

Wikimedia

7 Startups Giving Artificial Intelligence (AI) Emotions

We’ve written <i>a lot</i> about artificial intelligence (AI) here at Nanalyze, and just when we feel like there’s not much more we can add to the topic, we …

Robot Overlords: AI At Facebook, Amazon, Disney And Digital Transformation At GE, DBS, BNY Mellon

Searching recently for evidence of artificial intelligence taking over our jobs, lives, and everything else, Tom Davenport came up empty. “Nary a robot overlord to be found,” he declared at the 14th MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. A day later, at the 3rd RE•WORK Deep Learning Summit, I found many humans …

Intelligence

Cognitive collaboration: Why humans and computers think better together

Article<p>Cognitive collaboration Why humans and computers think better together<p>January 23, 2017<p>Some have voiced fears that artificial intelligence …

The Seven Deadly Sins Preventing Meaningful Work

Employee ExperienceFuture of WorkHR TechnologyUncategorized<p>Andrew Spence • May 22, 2017 • 0<p>• 5<p>People are more likely to view work as meaningful when …

How Blockchain Could Help Emerging Markets Leap Ahead

Much has been made of the potential for blockchain technologies to open up new vistas for business and society. But is there a way for this revolutionary technology to empower the rich and poor alike? We argue that, like previous revolutionary ideas, blockchain has the potential to help developing …

What’s now and next in analytics, AI, and automation

Innovations in digitization, analytics, artificial intelligence, and automation are creating performance and productivity opportunities for business …

Intelligence

10 work skills for the postnormal era

World Economic Forum’s skills list is way out of date<p>Dion Hinchcliffe tweeted out a graphic (not exactly the one below, but essentially the same) …

Why we need to talk about good work

Matthew Taylor explains why now is a particularly critical time to make good work an integral part of the national agenda<p>For most of us work is one …

From chatbots to measuring the lifetime value of employees: AI is rapidly augmenting HR

When SD Worx conducted an online poll of its customers, asking which functions of HR would benefit most from artificial intelligence (AI), it found …

The meaning of life in a world without work

As technology renders jobs obsolete, what will keep us busy? Sapiens author Yuval Noah Harari examines ‘the useless class’ and a new quest for purpose<p>Most jobs that exist today might disappear within decades. As artificial intelligence outperforms humans in more and more tasks, it will replace …

Augmented Reality

The United States of Work

Work no longer works. “You need to acquire more skills,” we tell young job seekers whose résumés at 22 are already longer than their parents’ were at …

Basic Income

The Scandinavian Approach to the Employee Experience: What It Means and Why It Matters

Let me introduce these persons to you. Each one of them presents ideas and suggestions about the future of work and the future of HR, but more …

Technology firms and the office of the future

FROM the 62nd floor of Salesforce Tower, 920 feet above the ground, San Francisco’s monuments look piddling. The Bay Bridge, Coit Tower and Palace of …

Is the “augmented customer” the future of tech?

A report released this week by global research and consulting firm Ovum has explored the changing identity of the customer in the digital age with the emergence of what they term the “Augmented Customer” — an interconnectedness between customers, retailers, and technology.<p>“With the number of …

Uber Shows How Not to Apply Behavioral Economics

A recent New York Times article on how Uber is using various insights from behavioral economics to push, or nudge, its drivers to pick up more fares — sometimes with little benefit to them — has generated quite a bit of criticism of Uber. It’s just one of several stories of late that have cast the …

Will Democracy Survive Big Data and Artificial Intelligence?

<i>Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in</i> Spektrum der Wissenschaft, Scientific American<i>’s sister publication, as “D</i><i>igitale Demokratie statt</i> …

How Will Blockchain Impact HR?

Of all the emerging technologies, blockchain is the least exciting as a technology, but potentially the most impactful on society. Blockchain doesn’t …

Bitcoin

The Corporate Implications of Longer Lives

References<p><b>1.</b> J. Oeppen and J.W. Vaupel, “Broken Limits to Life Expectancy,” Science 296, no. 5570 (May 10, 2002): 1029-1031.<p><b>2.</b> L. Gratton and A. …

Twelve Forces That Will Radically Change How Organizations Work: The New New Way of Working

Related Expertise People & Organization,<p>The <i>New</i> New Way of Working<p>, Susanne Dyrchs,<p>Contact the Authors<p>Senior Partner & Managing Director<p>Susanne …

How to Thrive — and Survive — in a World of AI Disruption

The pace of progress in AI and machine learning is accelerating rapidly. In the past month alone, these are just a few of the news items I’ve …

Innovation

The next-generation operating model for the digital world

Companies need to increase revenues, lower costs, and delight customers. Doing that requires reinventing the operating model.<p><b>Companies know</b> where …

Here are 50 Companies Leading the AI Revolution

We know that artificial intelligence will soon reshape our world. But which companies will lead the way? To help ­answer that question, research firm …

Artificial Intelligence

How AI Is Changing The Way Companies Are Organized

Artificial intelligence tools are only beginning to penetrate the workplace, but are causing leaders to rethink how their businesses run.<p>Artificial Intelligence may still be in its infancy, but it’s already forcing leadership teams around the world to reconsider some of their core …

Samsung Ideas for Work

employees think using the right mobile tech has a positive impact on company performance<p>The pace of change of technology is far exceeding the speed …