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Within this section you will find a wealth of additional information, commentary and links that we have collected surrounding the workforce demographics, retirement, the experience gap and other related items. They had all been published on our blog ‘The Battle For Experience’ but we have republished them all here - and will continue to do so. Why not register for updates via Twitter or RSS

Work – Is It Irrelevant ?

The following article was originally written for and published by Biz Catalyst on May 23rd, 2016 by John Philpin. It is reproduced here by kind permission. I believe in the Future of Work. You know, the one where we work for a day and earn enough to pay for our leisure time over the next 6 days. For context I also believe in Santa Claus and The Easter Bunny. Last week I opened my column with a quote from John Maynard Keynes. JMK’s prediction was that technology would ‘free us from work’. But it didn’t, or at least hasn’t yet. (For … Continue reading Work – Is It Irrelevant ?

Society And Attitude Need to Catch Up With Reality

The following article was originally written for and published by Biz Catalyst on May 16th, 2016 by John Philpin. It is reproduced here by kind permission. In 1930, John Maynard Keynes imagined that by the year 2030, people would only need to work an average of 15 hours per week. Based on my experience, I know we aren’t there yet, but when we do, and it is ‘when’ … not ‘if’, how will society handle the challenge?

Is Silicon Valley A Laggard In Best Workplace Practice ?

Spoiler Alert … Possibly. But there is some light.     Those of you without their heads under rocks will know that there is a movement afoot in the modern enterprise called BYOD. It has been around for some 7 years. It started a while back as the Enterprise found increasing numbers of people wandering into their offices with their Blackberry, iPhone, Droid, iPad, <name-your-device-of-choice> accessories, and demanding network access. Wikipedia has this to say. [ my emphasis ]. The term BYOD first entered common use in 2009, courtesy of Intel when it recognized an increasing tendency among its employees to bring … Continue reading Is Silicon Valley A Laggard In Best Workplace Practice ?

The Robots Are Coming For Wall Street

Hundreds of financial analysts are being replaced with software. What office jobs are next? [ Source : NY Times via Stowe Boyd ] This article has been cross-posted from Beyond Bridges

The Future Of Work ….

… is 5 billion customers looking for a good job. Imagine a much better world — the people-centered economy — where three billion workers have jobs tailored to fit their unique sets of skills, talents, passions, where they work with… [ Source : TechCrunch ] This article has been cross-posted from Beyond Bridges

Manufacturing Jobs Are Never Coming Back

Been saying this for years – and I get particularly pissed off by those people on their huxter soapboxes the Presidential campaign trail that say any different. We need to think and work differently now. Here’s the problem: Whether or not those manufacturing jobs could have been saved, they aren’t coming back, at least not most of them. How do we know? Because in recent years, factories have been coming back, but the jobs haven’t. [ Source : Five Thirty Eight ] This article has been cross-posted from Beyond Bridges

Nobody’s Job Is Safe

Hundreds of financial analysts are being replaced with software. What office jobs are next? [ Source : NY Times via Stowe Boyd ] This article has been cross-posted from Beyond Bridges

The Singularity

This article has been cross-posted from Beyond Bridges

The Future of Work Needs To Be About People

I believe in the newly emerging Future of Work – but I believe it should be right for the people. Uber – and others – seem to be manipulating loopholes and law to suit their purposes. They fit into the category of Jeremy Heiman’s New Power Model – with Old Power Values. The California Labor Commission ruled against Uber based on a decision from 1991, when taxi drivers had sued to be considered employees of a taxi company. Back then, the Commission ruled that the drivers were definitely employees, because “their work is the basis for [the cab company’s] business.” The … Continue reading The Future of Work Needs To Be About People

Why Email Is NOT Obsolete

Why Email Should Become Obsolete – wrote Business Insider. … well that is their opinion – or at least the opinion of Don Tapscott. I think he is wrong. VERY wrong. Not to say that email doesn’t have its own set of challenges, which is why it is evolving – and changing – and morphing … but trust me – it isn’t going away … And before you cry – wait Social Media, Facebook messaging , Twitter DMs, SMS ….  EXACTLY. For you to communicate with people on this world of walled gardens – you are being asked to install app after … Continue reading Why Email Is NOT Obsolete