Category: Future of Work

Organization Next Workshop Follow-up. The Anne Arkie Persona. #e2conf #organizationnext

This is the last installment of the Enterprise 2.0 Organization Next personas. These stories recognize my interpretation of the data provided by conference attendees. The stories are intended to provide a sense of the scenario constraints, and how the constraints of that future shape the people and their behaviors based on the four contexts provided..

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Organization Next Workshop Follow-up. The Nikita Persona. #e2conf #organizationnext

Nikita Freelance Planet It’s the buzz, it’s the buzz it’s the buzz. That’s Nikita’s job. To figure out the buzz. As the Director of Conversational Analytics Nikita needs to tell her clients what their people are talking about. She works for a number of companies, but insists on the same title everywhere. It’s in the.

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Organization Next Workshop Follow-up. The Inca Persona. #e2conf #organizationnext

Inca Trial Separation The phone rings. Inca answers it. It is her boss. This time of morning it always her boss. Inca works for BankChina. She is the human resources manager, reporting to the Vice President of Operations. Inca and her boss take their jobs very seriously. She wants to work at the bank for.

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Organization Next Workshop Follow-up. The Pat Persona. #e2conf #organizationnext

Pat Freelance Planet Pat awoke to a fresh coat of snow. It was an early snow. Otter Creek flowed undisturbed, though many of the rocks Pat could see outside of his big single-paned window sported a fluffy white. The snow made him think of cotton, then snow cones. If only he had some cherry syrup..

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Organization Next Workshop Follow-up. The Zina Persona. #e2conf #organizationnext

Here is the Zina story from one of the Falling Skies teams. Zina Falling Skies This morning the link is up, which means Zina can connect to a few people in the Midwestern United States—if she’s lucky, she can bounce around the Net and find a way to connect with her relatives in Portland, but.

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Organization Next Workshop Follow-up. The Richard Persona. #e2conf #organizationnext

During the E 2.0 Organization Next Workshop, I asked participants to create people who live in the various futures we explored. Over the next few days, I will be talking the answers to their questions and writing little day-in-the-life stories about some of the people who might populate these possible futures. Today I start with.

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Worktech11 NYC: Designing Knowledge Spaces

After many hours sitting around the Newark, NJ airport, I finally arrived back in Seattle late last night from my overnight trip to New York, and my keynote at Worktech 11 NYC. I gave the opening talk. I bridged scenario planning with Management by Design I want to thank Philip Ross and his team (especially.

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Marketplace Explores “Freelance Planet”

Rob and I wrote about "Freelance Planet" in Listening to the Future. The movement is not rapid, and traditionalists think temps will eventually be hired. I think we are seeing a combination that isn’t really looked at here: individual proprietorships along with temps. I think it is too early in the transition from the recession.

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Management by Design: What’s in it for Your Organization? #MBDBK

I do a fair amount of marketing consulting, and we spend hours talking about value propositions. So I thought I would share the value proposition for Management by Design. And today is a good day to have this discussion, because the Conference Board just released their latest numbers on worker satisfaction (see I Can’t Get.

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Why I Wrote Management by Design

I have never worked at a company that really thought about its workplace experience, nor one that encouraged it managers to do so. We praise design in everything else, but the places where we spend our days, we leave under designed. Management by Design was written to address this issue. It outlines a methodology that.

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