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The Future of Work. Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organization

  • ID: 2785614
  • Book
  • 256 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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“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 bestselling author of Drive and To Sell is Human

“Jacob Morgan cracks the code on the biggest mystery in the workplace: what it takes to build and sustain a new generation of loyal, engaged and inspired colleagues. It’s impossible to read this book and not see the great risks of the status quo.”
—Bill McDermott, CEO, SAP

“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

“With markets shifting along social, economic and technological lines, organizations and leaders need new strategies to inspire and motivate their most valuable asset – their people. 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, KPMG

“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

“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, Founder, Management Lab

“In a connected world where behaviors are changing, organizations must rethink how work gets done. The Future of Work provides a structured framework and key principles to help organizations of today chart a path to success for tomorrow.”
—Jean–Pascal Tricoire, CEO, Schneider Electric

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Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: Rethinking Chess and Work xi

1 The Five Trends Shaping the World of Work 1

2 The Cog: Today’s Employee 21

3 Seven Principles of the Future Employee 31

4 The Freelancer Economy 69

5 The Zookeeper: Today’s Manager 77

6 Ten Principles of the Future Manager 91

7 The Managerless Company 119

8 The Organization of Today 137

9 Fourteen Principles of the Future Organization 145

10 Technology as the Central Nervous System 193

11 The Six–Step Process for Adapting to the Future of Work: How to Become the Future Organization (and Stay That Way!) 203

12 Rethinking Work 213

Notes 217

The FOW Community (dedicated to the future of work and collaboration) 223

Index 225

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Jacob Morgan
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