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The future of work: changes in the workplace

The future of work will definitely include artificial intelligence (AI) in some shape or form. But what will our actual workplace look like?<p>AI has …

The Workplace

The Art of Giving and Receiving Advice

Seeking and giving advice are central to effective leadership and decision making. Yet managers seldom view them as practical skills they can learn and improve. Receiving guidance is often seen as the passive consumption of wisdom. And advising is typically treated as a matter of “good …

Forget AI. The real revolution could be IA

This past Spring, AlphaGo — an artificial intelligence (AI) machine — beat the human world champion in a five-game match of Go, an ancient Chinese …

That Anti-Millennial Rant Is BS

By now, there's a good chance you've seen this viral video about "millennials in the workplace," which has over four million views. Even if you …

Millennials

How Do We Navigate Complexity within Complexity?

Technology has created disruption outside and inside organizations today. Ignoring it as a passing phase leads an organization to the risk of being …

A Beginner’s Guide to Org Design

The 9 Words We Encounter The Most<p>At The Ready we focus on organization design and the Future of Work. It’s a lens on management consulting that helps …

Leadership

How 4 Retailers Became “Best Places to Work”

HEB, Costco, Trader Joe’s, and QuikTrip all made Glassdoor’s 2017 “Best Places to Work: Employees’ Choice” list, released in early December. These retailers pay better than many others and that counts for a lot in a low-wage industry like retail. But they also score higher on culture. What is it …

Almost all the US jobs created since 2005 are temporary

The conventional full-time job is disappearing.<p>Survey research conducted by economists Lawrence Katz of Harvard University and Alan Krueger at Princeton University shows that from 2005 to 2015, the proportion of Americans workers engaged in what they refer to as “alternative work” jumped from 10.7% …

Employment Law

These Are The Top 5 Workplace Trends We'll See In 2017

According to Glassdoor's economist, crazy perks and the gig economy will slow down while automation will speed up.<p>This was a "remarkable" year for hiring, according to Glassdoor’s chief economist, Andrew Chamberlain. He says that the U.S. added an average 180,000 new jobs per month, well above the …

Korn Ferry Global Study: Majority of CEOs See More Value in Technology Than Their Workforce

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Wall Street

Collaborative Overload

Collaboration is taking over the workplace. As business becomes increasingly global and cross-functional, silos are breaking down, connectivity is increasing, and teamwork is seen as a key to organizational success. According to data we have collected over the past two decades, the time spent by …

Why You Should Never Try to Build a Company Without a Partner

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Business Strategy

The Role of Failure in Rapid Innovation

Shown above – Steve Jobs holding the first MacintoshThis curated column is authored by Daniel Newman, Principal Analyst and Founding Partner at …

Success

Did Atlassian just crack the code on digital teamwork?

Effective collaboration is foundation for digital transformation but where's the playbook for digital teamwork? Atlassian just moved us closer to …

DevOps

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At WeWork, Humans Supply Data For Its "Giant Computers"

The coworking startup is using heat maps and beacons to make its real estate operating system even more efficient.<p>In the office of the future, heat maps will facilitate employee interactions, and conference rooms will talk to you. At least if you're a member of WeWork.<p>The hipster coworking company …

Amazon Tests 30-Hour Work Week

The <i>Washington Post</i> reports that Amazon is launching technical teams whose workers will only clock in for 30 hours a week. While plenty of employees …

Markets

Work as a Catalyst for Growth with Melissa Daimler

<b>August 23, 2016</b><p>Today’s guest, Melissa Daimler, is someone I’ve known for 15 years. She knows a ton about the coaching world because she was the very …

Leadership

10 Handy Gmail Tips That'll Help You Stay Organized & Productive [Infographic]

Gmail is one of the most popular email clients for webmail right now -- and with good reason. It's one of the most powerful and reliable email …

Productivity

When Transparency Backfires, and How to Prevent It

Sunlight, as the saying goes, is the best disinfectant. And it’s tempting to think that if we just shine a light on wrongdoing, wrongdoing will go away.<p>Hence when Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal came to light, German chancellor Angela Merkel demanded complete transparency in response. When …

Dilbert on how time is spent in the office... https://t.co/CwVV4XgP14

10 jobs that A.I. and chatbots are poised to eventually replace

If you’re a web designer, you’ve been warned.<p>Now there is an A.I. that can do your job. Customers can direct exactly how their new website should look. Fancy something more colorful? You got it. Less quirky and more professional? Done. This A.I. is still in a limited beta but it <i>is</i> coming. It’s …

Artificial Intelligence

3 Perks Every Startup Should Be Offering Employees

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The Workplace

WordPress.com

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4 Phrases to Jump Start Creativity In Any Meeting

What you say can affect how employees think.<p>Meetings can be a drain on everyone, or an invigorating session where creativity flows freely. While it's tempting to view every meeting as a waste of time spent hearing reports that could have been summarized in an email, the truth is getting a diverse …

Creativity

1 Simple Way To Inspire Your Team To Achieve Innovative Greatness

"When all think alike, then no one is thinking." -- Walter Lipmann<p>One of the key things I learned during my time as a Navy SEAL at war was the importance of adaptation and innovation. I have learned that lesson many times over as an entrepreneur but often failed to lead innovative change in our …

Creativity

Your organization is already a wirearchy - Wirearchy

… it just doesn’t (officially) operate as one.<p>In order to do so, the people charged with leading and managing its activities must in all likelihood …