Tag: future of work

Future of Virtual Workspaces Must Transcend Zoom and VR Headsets

Over the course of the pandemic, much of our work shifted from physical spaces to video meeting software. While work-from-home policies alleviated the dangers of COVID transmission (for some), what many managers didn’t foresee was that productivity improved for 77% of employees, with staffers adding an equivalent of one extra day’s work to each week. […]

Work from Phone: An Office in the Palm of Our Hands

The ideal work environment is mobile—not just on-the-go, work-from-anywhere mobile but also via mobile devices. According to a recent survey of over 1,200 U.S. adults, more than 1 in 5 would like to perform all work from their phone in the future. In fact, 1 in 4 Americans never want to go back to an office again. This tracks […]

Survey Data Shows How HR Can Navigate the Future Workplace

2021 continues to be a year of constant change for businesses and their HR departments. Companies are still navigating hybrid workspaces and adapting to new technologies, as well as working to improve hiring and employee retention programs in response to the “Great Resignation” and “Great Reshuffle.” With these dynamically shifting environments, HR departments are scrambling […]

Data and Analytics Skills Will Be Explicit Requirements for More Job Roles in 2022

At a time when the “Great Resignation” is getting significant attention, there’s a perception that the need to hire has exceeded the growing need for specific skill sets. However, this could not be further from the truth. Businesses will remember 2022 as a year in which data and analytics skills grew in importance and prominence.

The Future of Video Conferencing at Work Lies in Increasing Engagement, Not VR

Virtual reality (VR) has enjoyed status as “the next big thing” in technology since the movie The Lawnmower Man some 25 years ago. While some believed VR would eventually permeate every form of online communication, even business communication, this is not yet a reality. A variety of consumer VR systems hit the market—mostly within the […]

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How a Crisis Unleashes the Human Power to Do the Extraordinary

The pandemic has changed the world of work as we know it—from interactions to decision-making to getting through our day to day. Organizations have had to nurture adaptability and resilience rapidly among their workforces to help maintain business while supporting their employees and maintaining trust.

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Future of Work: We Are Having the Wrong Conversation

Conversations surrounding the future of work often take a similar bent: The robots are coming, and either they will destroy the modern workplace as we know it or everything will be fine. According to one expert, however, we are having the wrong conversation when it comes to the future of work. Forget artificial intelligence (AI) […]

HR Works Transcript: This Is What Leadership Looks Like in 10 Years

In last week’s HR Works podcast episode we discussed the future of leadership and the workplace with expert Lisa Rueth, the Senior Partner and CEO of Cultivate Leadership, a consulting firm that is dedicated to leadership science, organizational design, and executive coaching. If you missed it, or would prefer to read the interview, here is […]

Q&A: The Workforce of the Future

HR professionals often want to know what the workforce will look like in the future. Some organizations, like Upwork, dedicate  time and effort toward making that forecast. The findings are always interesting. The biggest takeaway was that aside from Gen Zs and Millennials making up the majority of the workforce, 75% of them work remotely […]