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Japan turns to telework to improve work-life balance
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Japan turns to telework to improve work-life balance

More and more Japanese companies are rising to the call of prime minister Shinzo Abe to fix Japan's moribund economy by giving employees the flexibility to work remotely. The practice is known as "telework," or terewaku, in Japan, and it's slowly gaining traction in a country where corporate norms such as putting in face time i

Source: qz.com

Here's a interesting read about the push for more workplace flexibility in Japan that's actually being led by the prime minister. The challenges they mention are a flashback to decades past in the US and other countries. But their strong culture of facetime may be a unique change management issue.


Future of Work Predictions: Technology will be liberate us from the tyranny of geography
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Future of Work Predictions: Technology will be liberate us from the tyranny of geography

"In short, we will see more disruptive innovation than in the whole of the 20th century...Increasingly, in most business sectors, we will be able to work wherever we want to. In this ‘anywhere economy’ the glue that holds everything together as a fluid and functioning dispersed work eco-system will be hyper-connected digital networks"

Source: www.virgin.com

I love the sentence about being "liberated by the tyranny of geography." The author talks about the impact of BYOD, fear of being replaced by technology, flying cars, eating bugs, and more.


Deloitte video on the future of work
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Deloitte video on the future of work

The future of work holds myriad possibilities for change. In order to adapt, we need to zoom out and understand the interconnections among evolving technology, demographics, and power dynamics. Are you prepared?

Source: dupress.deloitte.com

There's nothing particularly new here but this short video would make a great conversation starter for your next planning session.


Apple’s HQ the “Ring” – Is it a Cathedral?
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Apple’s HQ the “Ring” – Is it a Cathedral?

"This project is about a legacy, timeless design, and the belief that the design of a headquarters can shape a company’s trajectory and inspire generations of future workers and leaders for years to come."

Source: hbr.org

Not open plan. Not particularly flexible. Certainly not an off-the-shelf solution. But in terms of what it was built to do, inspire, it certainly does.


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