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Don’t Fear The Future Of Work

The Future of Work

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is the source of this piece on The Future of Work. I don’t disagree with the headline, but the article itself falls short of providing solace. In fact it falls short of being an article – but that’s another story.

An altogether disappointing piece that ends …

“I really come away from this concerned about the direction [of work], but optimistic about our ability to change it.”

David Autor, Co-chair, MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future and MIT Professor of Economics

On what grounds? Their was nothing of substance in the piece. Just opinion.

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Professional Creators

We are either teaching our children to be creators... or we're throwing them off a cliff.

Read More From Gaping Void.

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Corporate Hierarchy

It’s arguably too true to be funny, but not why I am sharing. Rather because in the accompanying post (here), reference is made to a post by Ribbon Farm’s Venkatesh Rao. (This post specifically.)

The Gervais Principle (I wonder where he got that name from) also introduces us to The MacLeod Life Cycle, which seems to be very closely modelled on Sakar’s life cycle.

You see – it is all connected.

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The Harder We Work

The harder I work, the sooner I get to be king! the harder he works, the longer I get to be king!

Chess is a metaphor. It is a complex game of strategy and execution. The game provides a useful mental model for the complex world of organizations. Are you a Knight, Rook, or Queen? Do you need to move straight in or tack to achieve the successful delivery of your project?  We know that the most effective people are able to be pawns to kings, depending upon the context.

Gaping Void – Chess Pieces For Business

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Germany drafting law to give people the legal right to work from home.

Germany leading the way. Sad we need to have laws around this. Business so locked into BAU that they need to be told what to do?

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What Drives Us

What Drives Us?. Mazlow, Herzberg, and Levi Strauss

StoweBoyd

Interesting read, questioning the relevance of Maslow in this new century. I think he is onto something.

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Character

Photo by Paolo Nicolello on Unsplash

I was really taken by these words that came in an email from one of my newsletter readers. Capturing it for posterity … because it is important.

Character may be something you are born with and largely in place by age 5 but surely it is something that is developed and refined in many ways through a thousand experiences in both good and bad directions. Right?

Since a zillion years ago I have ALWAYS subscribed to “hire character, teach skills”. It has never let me down and the boneheaded moves I have made here and there were when I deviated from this.

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The Future of Work

Photo by Austin Chan, Unsplash

First, there are many possible futures – it is not yet clear what the future is, so we should be asking what is …

A Future of Work?

Second, what the hell is ‘work’ – why do we care about it?

If you ask most people if all their creature comforts were taken care of – would they continue to do what they are doing? More than likely they will answer ’no’ – the question then is what is …

The/A Future of Income?

Third, the future is already here, so let’s call it

The Present of Work

…. and by the ‘Present of Work’ – your life, labour, time to do your work is not a gift, not a present. You should be paid fairly and equitably for your contribution.