The way we work is overdue for change. This newly updated guide to the challenges you will face in the 21st century world of work sets out a compelling case for change in organizational cultures and working practices to boost output, cut costs, give employees more freedom over how they work and contribute to a greener economy.
Alison Maitland is a writer, speaker and conference facilitator specialising in leadership, diversity and work. A former long-serving Financial Times journalist, she is co-author of the prize-winning book Why Women Mean Business. She is a Senior Fellow in Human Capital at The Conference Board, the international business membership and research organization, and directs the Board's Europe-based Council for Diversity in Business. She is a Senior Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Management at Cass Business School, London. She contributes articles and columns to the FT, The Conference Board Review and other media, and speaks at public conferences and internal corporate events in many countries. In 2012 she received a World of Difference 100 Award from The International Alliance for Women (TIAW). www.alisonmaitland.com Peter Thomson is an acknowledged authority on the changing world of work and its impact on organizational culture and management practices. He is an inspiring speaker on the future of work and as a director of Wisework Ltd he advises clients on creating a corporate culture that supports new working practices. He is a Visiting Executive Fellow at Henley Business School where he was Director of the Future Work Forum for 16 years. He has carried out research onto the management of remote teams and has appeared on radio and television as an expert on flexible working. As a speaker and consultant, Peter works with leaders and managers to show them the business benefits of future work. He spent 18 years as the HR and OD Director of Digital Equipment and is an active Fellow of the CIPD and the RSA. www.peterdthomson.co.uk
Introduction 1. Flexibility As A Uniting Force Between People And Generations At Work 2. The Evolution Of Technology And Its Uses At Work 3. From Workplace To Meeting Place: Emerging Organizational Models 4. What Today's Managers Say About The New World Of Work And The Challenges They Face 5. Making Change: How Organizational Culture Can Be Adapted To Enable Remote Working And Other 6. Empowering Work Arrangements 7. Think Flexibly: A Step-By-Step Guide To Introducing And Managing New Ways Of Working 8. Managing Remote Teams And Virtual Teams Across Borders 9. Making It Work For Organizations 10. Making it Happen for Individual Managers 11. The Way Ahead: Projections For The Future (From Workplace To Workspace)