The Future of Work in the Knowledge Economy [Video with CC Chapman]By Nick Stein on August 15, 2012 in The Future of Work
CC Chapman is an author, speaker, and recognized authority on social media, content marketing, and entrepreneurship. Recently, he joined Mashable contributor John C. Havens to discuss the changing nature of work.
The video is below. Here are a few highlights…
Focus on Results, Not Face Time
There’s a dangerous thing happening in today’s workforce. People are scared to unplug in case they miss something. Employers need to realize that while work is no longer a nine-to-five proposition, employees need time for themselves. Employers should focus less on “are you at your desk” and more on “are you getting work done.”
The Coming Millennial Management Shift
As Millennials get into management positions, they will start to manage the way they want to be managed. People in positions of power are still stuck in old ways of doing things. Employees are different today and the balance is starting to shift.
Millennials don’t want reviews once a year. They want feedback — both good and bad — right away.
The End of Hierarchy?
The whole world of work completely changing. The concept of having a desk is going to go away. You can work from anywhere because of new technology — because of the cloud.
Five years from now, you may never meet your boss face-to-face. They may be in another country. As a result, hierarchies will shift, power will be decentralized, and smaller teams will be imbued with more power to drive results.