As our conversations continue to explore changes in the workplace, the #futureofwork hashtag has materialized seemingly out of nowhere.
It’s rapidly catching on. You might say it’s caught up with us.
Our last 3 chats on org futures tapping Laloux’s ideas have helped lay the groundwork. You may see some of his thinking in our topic outline, below. Echoes of our conversations on Wheatley are there too. But even more catalyzing, to me, is the Deloitte’s recent Tom Friedman interview, hosted by CEO Cathy Englebert and senior strategist John Hagel. Have a look, prior to the chat.
Let’s use this space to distill a few of the key elements for our upcoming #futureofwork conversation, with inputs from Christy Pettit, Allison Honery and me. Some early ideas for themes to explore include:
- Purpose at Work | Work-Job Disconnects
- Job Design
- Gig Economy
- Management Models | Anti-Silo Design
- Roles not Titles
- Engagement | Collaborative Models | “Radically Open”
- Virtual Pros/Cons | Work-Life in the Balance
- Learning at Work
- Change | Embracing Ambiguity
- Structure vs. Flow | Push vs. Pull
- Trusting Cultures
- The New Leader
As always, lots to talk about, with some new ideas on how we frame and unpack changes in the workplace.
Let’s use our chat MON 9/21 from 9-10:30pm ET to lay out and prioritize this series. We have enough content here for a solid 6 months of monthly chats. It’s worth devoting a chat to a roadmap. Think of it as our chat agenda.
Stop in for the conversation. It’s always lively.
Chris (aka @sourcepov) Charlotte NC
ABOUT THE GROUP. Over the last 5 years, a small group of OD thinkers has been discussing the future of the organization, using hashtag #orgdna. Small, of course, is relative. Our number of active contributors has hovered in the 20-30 range, but any given month, there may be 5-10 of us engaged in a dialog on the future of work. Please join us. The chat is open to all. For the chat itself, we recommend a tweet streaming app like TweetDeck. Just add #orgdna (and optionally, now, #futureofwork) to your tweets, and we’ll see you at the appointed hour.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR. A thinker, instigator, and explorer of edges, Chris Jones has been unpacking the forces at play inside organizations for 30 years. Find his thinking here on the #orgdna blog, on Medium – or for his deepest dive, over on Amazon.