New work ... !?
Good blog ideas come during the morning shower or throughout the walk to the train station on the way to the office. Today I was thinking about all the stories you hear and read about "NEW WORK" ...
Just some notes and topics:
- More and more people are working as freelancer https://www.upwork.com/press/2017/10/17/freelancing-in-america-2017/
- Some are still looking into flexible work places and home office usage
- Others are going back to work as Agile projects require/request face-2-face meetings
- e.g. Apple and Google are building a new Campus, to be even more attractive https://www.macworld.co.uk/feature/apple/complete-guide-apple-park-3489704/
- Richard Branson and Elon Musk are looking into Hyperloop technology to be faster at the work place http://fortune.com/2018/04/30/richard-branson-hyperloop-virgin/
- Jurgen Appelo is developing his Agility Scales solution with a global virtual team https://www.agilityscales.com/team/
- Indian companies are offering air condition and company transport to their employees, to be more attractive and competitive
- Due to the War for Talent some German companies are now picking up their employees in bigger cities every day and bring them to their countryside location, even with WLAN in the bus
- According to a legal decision Travel time is Working time in Germany now --> make travel time more effective --> no car, better use public transport, a train or plane https://www.littler.com/publication-press/publication/germany-difficult-equation-travel-time-working-time-pay
- A trainer during my Digital Transformation Consultant education was living New Work, he was doing his business travel around Germany in a camper - his mobile home. Now he is doing Digital Workplace Consulting mainly from the Philippines. He is not just talking, he is doing it.
There are many more examples and in most of the cases technology is not a constraint, but an enabler for NEW WORK. The ways of working and the mindset of the employees - especially their managers need to be changed, to make new solutions work.
"You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." - Martin Luther King Jr, https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/peace/1964/king/biographical/