Rethinking how companies incentivize their workers is a top priority. “There’s this new generation of workers that are causing companies to reevaluate what they can offer in exchange for work,” explains Matt Dorey, CEO of Factory, an innovation consultancy. Is your company ready for the new world order?
Flexible “third places.” Work-life advocacy. Culturally inspired technology. The future of work is changing, and so are the perks that bring top talent to the table. Check out the five things workers increasingly expect.
Shifting to a greater focus on lifestyle and making sure employees aren’t over-worked can mean implementing a number of changes to improve efficiencies. Without taking action, administrative tasks sap productivity, meaning less work gets done – and there’s less time for play, too.
Digital transformation is not just about technology, it’s about transforming how we work and how we think about technology. So how do we change the way we think? Looking at the common barriers to digital transformation is a good place to start. After all, if the barriers don’t have a name or are not recognized, then organizations can’t possibly hope to overcome them.
The gig economy — defined by freelancers and contractors who are temporary and independent workers — is in full swing. Intuit predicts that, by 2020, 40% of American workers will be independent contractors. Today, 35% have already done work as freelancers. How should businesses prepare for this new disruption in the workforce, and what steps can they take to ensure they continue to attract and retain quality, long-term talent?
Last week, at Think Tank by Adobe, Jeff Vijungco spent an afternoon pondering the future of work with a group of forward-thinking individuals. They discussed how government, data science, transportation, and people’s motivation to work will all undergo a massive shift over the next 5, 10 and 20 years – and employees and employers will need to embrace what’s coming to be successful. Here are Jeff’s top five key takeaways from the discussion.
Today, work is associated with advances in data science, transportation, individual motivations, and even government more than ever. These are themes that we will tackle in our next Future of Work Think Tank by Adobe on February 9 at 1:15 pm PT.
Efficiency is no longer just doing the same things we used to do, only faster. The impact of technology on a business’s ability to boost sales is deeper than that. Technology is no longer optional in sales. Veteran salespeople can adopt, adapt and thrive, or they can resist and be shown the door.
In sales, managing used to be an 80/20 formula. Managers paid little or no attention to the 20% of a team getting 80% of the results. Instead, they focused on who wasn’t in that winners’ circle: managing problems rather than people. Today the focus has shifted to managing 100% of the team to achieve 100% of their results. But how do you get there?
Employees have been left frustrated by inefficient processes, with our new Adobe survey ‘Document Drain’ indicating that electronic signatures, mobile apps and other technologies are key to providing a better way.