Workers who are age 50 or older are more engaged in their jobs than younger employees, while their employment causes “only minimal increases in labor costs,” according to a new AARP study.
The study suggests that a 5% increase in engagement translates into a 3% increase in revenue. For a company with $5 billion in revenue, that adds another $150 million to the top line.
"It’s not a stretch to predict that technology will be embedded into just about everything we do. The last billion people on the planet will be connected to the Internet over the next 10 years, says Erik Brynjolfsson"
To sum it up in 5 words, work will be technological, flexible, equitable, distributed, and cerebral.
""While technology has made it possible to work nearly anywhere, not everyone can be productive in their living room, coffee shop or even their cubicle," said Adam Segal, co-founder and CEO of cove."
I really haven't seen co-working picking up much of the corporate market but signs suggest they will be.
Want to reduce stress, sleep better and be more productive? Add biophilia, ventilation & natural light to the office
Biophilia can reduce workplace stress and inspire more and better work. And this is not just workplace idealism talking—it’s science.
The article points to USGBC data showing a 8% increase in employee productivity as a result of improving air quality.
Think Holacracy at Zappos is about removing structure? And did you know Hsieh was inspired by a book that claims we have 3 brains?
From the Glass Frog, the handbook for holacracy at Zappos: “A Circle can remove a Sub-Circle through governance by (a) removing the Sub-Circle entirely, including all Roles within it, (b) collapsing the Sub-Circle into a single Role, thus removing all Roles within it, or (c) dissolving the Sub-Circle’s boundary, so that all Roles within it are absorbed by the Circle.”
Hsieh lost my vote when I got to the point in Reinventing Organizations—the book that transformed Hsieh into a holacracy believer, the one non-believers were required to read before they got the exit bonus—where it said we all have 3 brains. The author wasn't talking metaphorically.
He claims the brain in our gut (the one responsible for those "feeling in our gut moments," and the one in our heart (which, of course, explains why we are drawn to following our heart) can be seen clearly on an autopsy. They were discovered back in the 1860's, he claims, and were only recently rediscovered in 1990. "How could medical circles forget about the existence of a brain?" ponders the author.
You can read it for yourself on Amazon, without buying the book, using the "look inside" feature. It's in the introduction.