Category: Future of Work

CES 2019: Serious Insights Watch List

CES 2019: Serious Insights Watch List explores the topics that Serious Insights will cover for clients and readers at the trade show.

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Can A Global Gig Economy Save Refugees Through Distributed Work?

Can A Global Gig Economy Save Refugees Through Distributed Work? I was talking with my friend Karine Allouche Salanon, GM at GlobalEnglish, about the global refugee crisis and the seemingly under thought issue of location assimilation [read her post here], and the role of the global gig economy might play. Historically, refugees would integrate locally:.

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Work Experience Design: Google May Get Work Wrong, But it is the Design Not The Open Office

I just saw an item from the Washington Post from last December titled: Google got it wrong. The open-office trend is destroying the workplace by Lindsey Kaufman. The article outlines her horrible experience at a New York ad agency that moved to an open office: lost productivity, judgement about personal routines and the daily experience of working.

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Happy New Year: Strategic Thinking in Review

  Happy New Year from Serious Insights! Strategic Thinking in Review Here are the top 10 2014 insights from SeriousInsights.net: What is an Information Worker? Welcome to the Serendipity Economy Scenario Planning: Getting to the Matrix How to write a good scenario planning focal question? Five Flappy Bird Addictions That Will Make You a Better Manager Why.

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Uncertainty: Fifteen Questions for 2015

This slideshow explores the uncertainties facing the world in 2015 and suggests fifteen strategic questions every organization should be asking.

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Machine Learning Will Challenge Work and Intellectual Property Law

I have been briefing with companies that find patterns in data. In my recent Pinchot “intensive” I was talking to students about the kind of patterns that could be found, as well as the implications for intellectual property law related to pattern recognition. Here are two concepts to thinking about: Discovering Patterns in Data On.

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CIOs: The Apple Watch Will Change the Way People Work

With the announcement of Apple Watch on September 9, 2014, Apple formally entered the consumer market known as wearables. As analysts, buyers and consumers ogle the leather and steel, magnetic charger, digital crown and host of other features, they are missing one key point: Apple will yet again, perhaps unintentionally, change the way people work..

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Working in an Aging Country: Learning from and Teaching Older Workers

Learning from and Teaching Older Workers According to the OECD the aging US is at risk from antique policies and prejudices that fail to appreciate the benefits of a workforce of experience. It is past time that we learn to appreciate the contribution of older workers, and that we create policies that can leverage the knowledge and.

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Radio Shack Store Closures: It’s Time For People Make Things Again

  Radio Shack (NYSE: RSH) is closing 1,100 stores, in large part, because it’s business has become a commodity. It is a classic case of a strategic misstep and short-sightedness. In 2000 Radio Shack abandoned its heritage name, Tandy, consolidating around the Radio Shack brand. They did this primarily because they had become a neighborhood.

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17 Uncertainties that will Define (or Redefine) Your 2014

Download the entire paper here. 1. Workforce Dynamics Key Dynamic: Will the workforce effectively integrate, or will generational issues result in bifurcation? What skill gaps and needs for knowledge will emerge as each generation seeks to define its future? 2. Globalization Key Dynamic: Will the global economy march to ever more ubiquity, or will it.

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