Future of Work Trends: Crowdsourcing a Liquid Workforce

Strategic Workforce Planning involves not only extrapolating existing trends, but a process called Environment Scanning.  Environment Scanning is a process of carefully monitoring both the internal and external environment, and detecting early signs of opportunities and threats that might influence current and future tactics.  In conjunction with segmentation, it’s a powerful tool for preparing for your best future workforce. Continue reading

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The Office is Dying, According to Esselte

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Tickler file (Photo credit: dahnielson)

To mark the 100-year anniversary of the company, Esselte Corporation teamed up with Futures House Europe, and has this week released a white paper examining the Future of Work.

I was going to put together a more detailed summary about the key points in the paper, but the “key points” ended up being pretty much a copy of the paper itself.  It’s not often that I (or anyone, I suspect) reads a whitepaper and gets excited by it, but truly this is a fantastic resource.  Do yourself a favour and take a read – a link to the press release is below.  In the meantime, here are some “tweet-worthy” sections: Continue reading