The Resource Future work : how businesses can adapt and thrive in the new world of work, Alison Maitland and Peter Thomson

Future work : how businesses can adapt and thrive in the new world of work, Alison Maitland and Peter Thomson

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Future work : how businesses can adapt and thrive in the new world of work
Title
Future work
Title remainder
how businesses can adapt and thrive in the new world of work
Statement of responsibility
Alison Maitland and Peter Thomson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The way we work is overdue for change. Businesses want to increase efficiency and attract the best talent and skills. The new workforce wants a fresh deal. Aided by technology, companies now have the tools to boost output and cut costs, to give employees more freedom over how they work, and to contribute to a greener economy. But many organizations are slow to realize this. They cling to a rigid model of fixed working time and presence better suited to the industrial age than the digital age. This is bad for business. There is ample evidence that trusting people to manage their own work lives, whether individually or in teams, pays off. Organizations that measure and reward people by results, rather than hours, benefit from higher productivity, more motivated workers, better customer service, and lower costs. Future Work sets out the compelling business case for a change in organizational cultures and working practices, drawing on a unique international survey and dozens of examples of companies making the transition. It explains: Why current flexible work arrangements fail to achieve the business benefits of a wholesale shift to an autonomous work culture; Why future work requires leadership styles that play to female strengths; Why offices of the future will be meeting places rather than workplaces; How managers can help virtual teams to collaborate and ensure that technology is our servant, not our master. It takes bold leadership and a break with old habits. But future work will not wait for those who fail to grasp the opportunities now
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
658.301
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Future work : how businesses can adapt and thrive in the new world of work, Alison Maitland and Peter Thomson
Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Time for change -- How work has evolved -- Turning convention on its head -- Why it makes business sense -- Leaders of the future -- Changing workplaces -- Culture is critical -- How to break free of the old model -- Putting it into practice -- Looking over the horizon
Control code
ocn713185315
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 178 p.
Isbn
9780230284227
Other physical details
ill.
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  • (OCoLC)713185315
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