- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (August 25, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1118877241
- ISBN-13: 978-1118877241
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.1 x 9.1 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #135,824 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organization Hardcover – August 25, 2014
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"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."
"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."
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.
"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
"Jacob's book is invaluable for organizations striving to provide effective environments for tomorrow's workforce."
"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
The world of work is changing and many organizations are struggling to adapt. In the Future of Work Jacob has outlined what organizations can do to remain relevant and competitive."
"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
"Jacob's book shows why and how the future of work work compels a commitment to create a new type of organization."
From the Inside Flap
By now, it’s old news that Millennials are entering the workforce in droves. It’s old news that mobile work is gaining speed, and it’s old news—even ancient news, by today’s standards—that employment and management is fundamentally changing. The problem is that many of us still don’t know what the future of work really looks like. Without a big-picture perspective on what the next few years hold for employees, managers, and organizations, how can we really understand how to adapt? We know we need to change and challenge convention but that’s like having an address without a map. Finally, Jacob Morgan has provided the map.
The Future of Work fills in the gaps in our understanding of what’s next for the workplace. This is not a distant-future perspective, but rather focuses on the near term, clearing the fog for employers and employees alike. With new technologies at our disposal and the light-speed pace of communications, we can expect things to change very rapidly. Keeping up with and taking control of those changes depends on an understanding of why work, as we know it, is fundamentally dead and where work is going next.
What is work? What is an employee? What is leadership? You may not be asking these questions, but you can be sure that the future employee is. There is no doubt that changes are occurring. The Future of Work explains what those changes will look like and how businesses can adapt and succeed in this new landscape. The author, a thought leader in the strategic management space, demonstrates how you and your organization can thrive without working 9–5 in a cubicle, without out-dated management approaches, and without treating employees like cogs.
The companies that have a future are the ones that focus on what the future will bring. This book pushes the boundaries of how we think about work and opens our minds to new possibilities and new ways of doing business. Readers may also request to join the FOWCommunity.com, an invite only membership community for sharing advice and best practices with other companies around the world who are looking to meet the challenges of the new, open, collaborative future. Read The Future of Work to learn what a 21st century workplace looks like, what it means to you, and what you have to do about it.
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That's because the author writes not only with authority but also in an easy-to-read yet comprehensive style, and because he's not talking about transformations too far over the horizon, but of a not-too-distant future.
I read the book on a 1 hour flight because I'm familiar with the concepts the practices and the trends. It's a pleasure to read, right from the "five trends shaping the future of work" through to the "fourteen principles of the future organisation". The Future of Work is a trendy topic right now, but this book isn't a product of a fad but is a well-crafted development of the theme of organisational adaption to the employee of the future. And I like that the author notes that the employee of the future isn't just a younger employee "but it's an employee with new attitudes about work and new styles of working - regardless of whether they are 22 or 62". As a baby boomer I appreciate that, as while age is a factor it is certainly not everything in my experience of working with organisations who are seeking to change.
I particularly like the chapter the "Seven Principles of the Future Employee" and that's where I scribbled most in the margin. Each of these principles forms a great discussion topic with your clients or future clients, and a blog post.
In summary, be confident that this book will delight your clients and potential clients if you are associated with this field.
Personally, this is very timely and relevant as I spend much of my time frustrated about needlessly being tethered to a cube and measured in all the wrong ways.
If you are in charge of an organization to some degree, or a manager, you need to read this book. If you are an employee, and frustrated, this book will give you ideas for solutions, and let you know that your frustrations regarding work are probably well founded. If you are an employee, and content, you may have a great work arrangement, or you may not realize the amount of autonomy and personal flexibility which should be available to you as a modern employee.
Jacob has done our homework for us by writing this book. Most of these modern work practices are not being implemented by organizations - at their peril.
Many thoughts in this book resonated with me and made me realize how far we've already come in the transformation of work. This book could be an important conversation starter and a great book to work through your team. It will help shape a vision of what's at the other end of the change we're all part of.