Why Semco Became More Agile When It Closed Its Headquarters

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Why Semco Became More Agile When It Closed Its Headquarters

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Trends have always been around. Some of them go on to become undeniable truths, while others eventually fade into oblivion. However, that’s not the point. The point is, only the vigilant among us learn to spot the trends that are poised to become tomorrow’s realities. The rest of us, continue doing what we’ve been doing, sometimes out of sheer force of habit. For instance, consider the trends that predict how people will work in the future. Several studies have predicted that we might lose between five to 10 million jobs by 2020, thanks to artificial intelligence and other technological advances. While there’s no denying that people will continue to be essential to organizations, companies of the future are bound to be different. More diverse, global, agile and boundaryless, to be specific.    

Here’s Why Growth Needn’t Always Be Vertical

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Here’s Why Growth Needn’t Always Be Vertical

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Traditionally, growth in corporate companies has meant an employee’s vertical ascent through the hierarchy. Organizations lay out highly structured career paths for employees to follow in the hope that their rise through the corporate ranks will motivate them to perform better. But, this traditional model of growth hardly leaves any room for personal growth - an idea that’s gaining momentum within the increasingly Millennial workforce. It’s not to say that companies don’t already emphasize the personal development of their employees. However, in many cases, it turns out to be just lip service, with companies actually focussed on improving margins over employees. A good way to overcome this bias is to rethink our ideas of growth and to realize that it needn’t be synonymous with vertical ascent.

28 Books On The Future Of Work You Need To Read Today - Part Two

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28 Books On The Future Of Work You Need To Read Today - Part Two

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Taking the time to read, absorb and learn is critical for anyone involved in the business world. Whether you are the CEO or in middle management, reading and exposing yourself to new ideas is a time-tested way to find solutions for a lot of your problems.   Much like everything else, change in the world of business isn’t apparent to the naked eye. However, the books on this phenomenal list build a picture of disruption that’s been happening right under our watch. But it’s no longer silent - change is here, loud and clear. So, without further ado, here’s Part Two of our list or read Part One if you have not read it yet.

Rush Hour Traffic Can Be More Than Just A Drain Of Time

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Rush Hour Traffic Can Be More Than Just A Drain Of Time

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Employees are naturally ambitious - most strive to learn as much as they can on the job. And, of late, many have begun looking for opportunities to learn outside the work environment in order to cinch that promotion or to increase their potential for growth. When that’s the case, it’s time for companies to ask themselves if they’re doing everything they can to help their employees learn. And, if there’s anything they can offer in-house to support the learning goals of their employees. Of course, it’s not always possible for companies to send employees away for seasonal training sessions. Or, to cull out time during regular work hours to devote to learning. After all, managers are under great pressure to generate results. There are annual quotas, quarterly goals and an ever-increasing competition from the market that they need to factor into everything they plan and do. So, what is the alternative?

28 Books On The Future Of Work That You Need To Read Today - Part One

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28 Books On The Future Of Work That You Need To Read Today - Part One

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We tend to live as well as work with one eye trained on the future - we forecast and plan our next move keeping in mind the future. After all, there’s a good chance that what works today will not work tomorrow. Particularly, in the hyper-dynamic world of business today, it’s prudent to prepare ourselves to unlearn, learn and figure out future trends - today. That said, what better way to learn than from books written by experts who’ve made it their life’s work to predict the future of work? Here’s our list of 28 such phenomenal books that are guaranteed to change the way you think about what’s coming up. Whether you’re looking for ways to lead, build a future-proof culture or adopt the right kind of tech to survive the ever-changing landscape of business, we’ve got you covered.   So, dive right in and we’ll see you in the future!

Don't Ignore The In-House Talent In Your Company

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Don't Ignore The In-House Talent In Your Company

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A 2016 LinkedIn study, which covered more than 26,000 working professionals, revealed that a quarter of them were intent on bagging that promotion. With no plans of quitting their companies, these people were intent on climbing up the ranks. However, the same research also indicated that nearly an equal number of professionals (24 percent) were keeping their eyes open for opportunities elsewhere because they had been passed up for a promotion. So, did the chicken come first or the egg? Are companies driving away their homegrown talent by hiring externally? Or, are companies forced to hire outside because they can’t find the perfect skill-match; they’re worried the training would be wasted on someone who would eventually quit; or the workplace culture makes it tough to move people around internally?

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