Here at 100% Human at Work HQ we spend a lot of time pondering about the future and what it is going to mean for the workplace and jobs.
I’ve read plenty of doomsday style articles and reports that make me think of Skynet and a post-apocalyptic world in which there is little room for humans.
I suspect (or hope) that isn’t going to be the case and personally think those scenarios reflect a world in which we assume we have no power and cannot create and shape our own future. The positive scenarios I hear about suggest we that might move past the drudgery of work and all have jobs that give us great purpose and the ability to reach our full potential. Perhaps neither extreme is true, but there will be change.
That’s why 100% Human at Work has been thrilled to be partnering with Unilever and EY this year to start a conversation around how we shape the future that we want. To quote Paul Polman: “Technology may be changing the nature of work in ways – and at a speed – never previously imagined, but businesses and society still fundamentally depend on the resilience and creativity of human beings for their success.”
We want the conversation to move beyond the possible impacts and instead start asking people around the world to start considering questions that will drive action and change, such as;
- How do we make wellness metrics meaningful? Can the Board see people adaptability, strength & resilience as business drivers?
- How do we create environments at work that foster adaptability; creativity and innovation?
- How do we promote collaboration & continuous learning? What future organization structures are needed to drive growth?
- How do you infuse a meaningful purpose with the people in your organization and make sure it resonates
In advance of a series of workshops and events we’ve co-authored the HumanAtWork report which has been endorsed by Unilever’s Paul Polman and Leena Nair, and EY’s Mark Weinberger.
We’d love for you to have a read of the report and share your thoughts with us on the content or any of the questions above.
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