This post is an excerpt from part II: “MODELS

The future of work is characterized simultaneously by an adjusted and holistic approach. An adjusted approach, because the paradigm shift is a fundamental change to how we think and act in the workplace. A holistic approach, because the elements of the modern workplace interlock and affect each other

By applying the five guiding principles of the future in the modern workplace, we specifically get the five areas of future of work:

  • Purpose and direction
    Say goodbye to the classic three-year, detail-oriented strategy.
    Say hello to purpose and direction as a supplement, or even a replacement at times
  • Innovation as usual
    The new mantra is ‘challenge the status quo’. The consequence is ‘continuous innovation’ or ‘innovation as usual’.
    If you are not developing or changing your organization, you are going to be left behind.
    Innovation must be an everyday thought and mindset, and used on products, processes, AND leadership.
  • Viscous culture
    The culture must match the mindset. Freedom at work, inclusion, empowerment, trust, and engagement are in focus.
    We measure it via social capital and the organizational network analysis
  • Organizing for value
    Organizing is a verb, not a noun. It’s something we do – not something we are – in order to stay relevant to both employees and customers.
    We focus on what value we deliver to the customer, not on the product.
    We focus on the networked organization, and transforming from command-and-control to team-of-teams.
  • Responsive Leadership
    The responsive leadership consists of new roles and new behaviour.
    Most of all, it’s a balance between the old and new leadership styles.




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