Future Friday: The employee experience and the future of the workplace

More and more stories are being written about “the employee experience” and the importance it has to the future of the workplace. In the book The Future Workplace Experience, Jeanne C. Meister and Kevin Mulchay discuss the employee experience. It is part of the 10 rules for mastering disruption in recruiting and engaging employees. Over …

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Future Friday: What is the value in being an HR futurist?

I read an article in Fast Company online, written by serial entrepreneur Faisal Hoque, where he outlines the Four Questions to Turn Everyone in Your Company into a Futurist.  Having myself written Seven Steps to becoming a practical HR Futurist, I naturally read Hoque’s article. He says that by getting people to think of the …

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Future Friday: How do you plan for jobs that don’t yet exist?

I came across an interesting article entitled Check out these 10 jobs of the future written by Gordon Hunt for the website SiliconRepublic. He talked about the report put out by Microsoft and The Future Laboratory. Both were an interesting read. All 10 of these jobs are conjectured to be jobs of the future, some …

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Future Friday: How to make the future a calmer place

If you are anything like me, and I am betting you are, your day is constantly interrupted by the technology that surrounds you. Email notifications, automatic downloads, pop-ups, even your alarm clock are all aspects of what is called interruptive technology. You can do somethings to mute these interruptions but you can’t get away from …

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Future Friday: Cognitive Computing and the employee experience

An age of customization is coming due to the power of cognitive computing. What is cognitive computing you ask? I am sure you have heard the term it is filtering into many discussions today. IBM introduced the concept to me last fall at a conference I was invited to attend. (See Future Friday: Cognitive computing …

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Future Friday: Looking at your employees through a digital lens

According to a paper by Gartner businesses need to now look at their world though a digital lens. This means that businesses need to look at people and things in a different way to maximize and better understand the opportunities that are available. I think this can be applied to employees as well. The Internet …

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Future Friday: The world of work and the Internet of Things

Most of you have heard the term “Internet of Things” or IoT. Wikipedia defines it as: “..the network of physical objects or “things” embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and connectivity to enable objects to exchange data with the production, operator and/or other connected devices based on the infrastructure of International Telecommunication Union’s Global Standards Initiative. …

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