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Launching new framework: The Future of Work

I have been working with one of the world’s largest private companies, which is engaged in a strategy project looking at the future out to 2025. Today a key workshop for the project was run, where we refined the project process and I provided some perspectives on the future of work as input to the study.

While the future of work and organizations is one of my most important themes, I haven’t had any public summary documents on the topic. For today’s workshop and also as a first step in building out some richer frameworks, I created an overview framework on the future of work.

The framework probably needs some explanation, and I intend to both refine and provide more detailed explanations of the framework in the near future. In the meantime, here is our Beta v1 of The Future of Work framework.

Click on the image to download the full framework.

I’d love to hear any thoughts or input you have.

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  • http://twitter.com/rightfuture Marcus Barber

    Hi Ross – interesting map up thus far. What I’d like to see in this is the barriers or enablers between each stage. For instance, Telepresence has been around for close to two decades yet remains a minor uptake in employee settings – why? (I have my strong thoughts its psychosocial in design). There’s other emerging hints like a move toward Enoughness, the ongoing development of the ‘Access to’ generation (5yrs and counting, still not formed) and more

  • http://twitter.com/alacre Alastair Creelman

    Very interesting. Can I embed this in a blog, with credit and link of course?

    • http://twitter.com/alacre Alastair Creelman

      Now I see the CC license. question answered.

  • https://about.me/mathewlowry Mathew Lowry

    I look forward to reading more about this, as I can see the usefulness of the way you’ve structured this framework left-to-right.

    I do have an initial question – is there any the significance in the way the level 3 (i.e., lowest) headings are indented? For ex., in the top left, does ‘globalised access’ precede ‘mobile work’ in some way, or is it just a layout technique?

    • http://www.rossdawsonblog.com Ross Dawson

      Thanks Mathew!

      Don’t read too much into the order of the lowest-level entries – in some cases there is an ordering in scope or logical sequence, which may be apparent in the narrated video: http://rossdawson.com/frameworks/video-future-work-framework/ but not necessarily – they are just in the order that made most sense to me 🙂



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Ross Dawson is globally recognized as a leading futurist, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, strategy advisor, and bestselling author. He is Founding Chairman of AHT Group, which consists of 3 companies: consulting, publishing, and ventures firm Advanced Human Technologies, future and strategy firm Future Exploration Network, and events company The Insight Exchange.

Ross is author most recently of Getting Results From Crowds, the prescient Living Networks, which anticipated the social network revolution, the Amazon.com bestseller Developing Knowledge-Based Client Relationships, and Implementing Enterprise 2.0. (click on the links for free chapter downloads). He is primarily based in Sydney with a secondary base in San Francisco.

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