From Oculus Rift to HoloLens, innovations in virtual reality have companies scrambling to create the first great headset on the market. While originally focused on the gaming and entertainment industry, there's no denying that virtual and augmented reality technology will directly impact the way we work and communicate as well.
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Asimov died in 1992, 6 years before Google was created and 2 years before Yahoo!, Lycos, and Netscape were founded - but he still managed to predict MOOCs.
Recently an Oxford University study entitled "The Future of Employment: How Susceptible are Jobs to Computerisation?" ranked 702 occupations by their likelihood to be automated in the next 10-20 years. Automation is coming, and visions of the future of work ranging from utopia to disaster have been forecast.
A recent profile on NPR talks about the myriad ways in which UPS drivers are monitored in a way reminiscent of Frederick Winslow Taylor's Time and Motion Studies, and the benefits that this has for the organisation. Is this Workforce Analytics as Neo-Taylorism? What are the implications, and does the future of work look like a UPS truck?
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Crowdsourcing has been around since the early 1700s, but technology has given organisations the ability to leverage crowdsourcing at scale. With the potential to dramatically change the future of work, this post explores how Crowdsourcing is being used in organisations today.
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. The big news? The office is dying.
I'll be starting a series of posts about trends affecting the future of work. But first, a light-hearted one that I couldn't resist.