Future of Work with @SimpletonBill

Prognosticators have been predicting the future of work for some time. Some take a very futuristic approach envisioning how, when and where robots will take over more of human jobs. While that’s fun, some of it I find, frankly, dystopian and unrealistic.

To predict the future of anything, those in that field of practice need to account for the role of human spirit. And it’s this point that makes me curious about the work Bill Jensen of the Jensen Group is doing. In his new research, The Future of Work 2015-2020, presents three key findings that will likely stir some emotion in you.

Finding 1: Freeing up people to live into their fullest capacity.

Finding 2: We’ve been asking the wrong question as it relates to employee engagement.

Finding 3: The future of work is personal.

In this latest episode of Work That Matters, Bill sheds light on what the report holds for leaders who want to remain relevant and resonate with their teams.

Interview Highlights

  • We discuss the mistake made when looking at employee engagement.
  • Distinction between Millennials versus Millennial Thinkers
  • Need for mutually beneficial arrangements between organizations and its employees
  • The skills needed for leading in the future
  • The rule of 3 to 5

Connect with Bill Jensen

  • Download the Future of Work 2015-2020 report here.
  • Learn more about Bill’s work at simplerwork.com
  • Email Bill at bill@simplerwork.com

Change Leader | Speaker | Writer Co-founder and CEO of Switch and Shift. Passionately explores the space where business & humanity intersect. Promoter of workplace optimism. Believes work can be a source of joy. Top ranked leadership blogger by Huffington Post. The Optimistic Workplace (AMACOM) out 2015

  • Jensen did a masterful job of presenting the problem, some great wisdom, and a few of the reasons why management should change. The problem for CEOs and managers is what Bill did not provide: the reasons why current actions produce such terrible effects (the science of people) and the specific managerial actions that science dictates will create fully engaged workforce of Superstars. By Superstars I mean people who are emotionally driven to throw everything they have at their work. By everything I mean all their creativity, innovation, productivity, intelligence, knowledge, experience, and energy.

  • Shawn thank you thank you thank you for sharing Jensen’s research and report. This has been without doubt one of the most inspirational, challenging and rewarding 10 minutes of reading for some time (which I can assure you will now prompt days and days of deeper thought and development). One of the subjects I’m currently studying in my Master of Applied Positive Psychology is Gender Roles & Corporate Wellbeing – the slide on which gender is best placed to bring about the required changes in the future of work is certainly not surprising to me at least (although I’m sure many will argue). Warm regards, David

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