Future Work (Expanded and Updated)

Changing organizational culture for the new world of work

Authors: Maitland, A., Thomson, P.

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The way we work is overdue for change. This newly updated guide to the challenges you will face in the 21st century world of work sets out a compelling case for change in organizational cultures and working practices to boost output, cut costs, give employees more freedom over how they work and contribute to a greener economy.

About the authors

Alison Maitland is a writer, speaker and conference facilitator specialising in leadership, diversity and work. A former long-serving Financial Times journalist, she is co-author of the prize-winning book Why Women Mean Business. She is a Senior Fellow in Human Capital at The Conference Board, the international business membership and research organization, and directs the Board's Europe-based Council for Diversity in Business. She is a Senior Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Management at Cass Business School, London. She contributes articles and columns to the FT, The Conference Board Review and other media, and speaks at public conferences and internal corporate events in many countries. In 2012 she received a World of Difference 100 Award from The International Alliance for Women (TIAW).

www.alisonmaitland.com


Peter Thomson is an acknowledged authority on the changing world of work and its impact on organizational culture and management practices. He is an inspiring speaker on the future of work and as a director of Wisework Ltd he advises clients on creating a corporate culture that supports new working practices. He is a Visiting Executive Fellow at Henley Business School where he was Director of the Future Work Forum for 16 years. He has carried out research onto the management of remote teams and has appeared on radio and television as an expert on flexible working. As a speaker and consultant, Peter works with leaders and managers to show them the business benefits of future work. He spent 18 years as the HR and OD Director of Digital Equipment and is an active Fellow of the CIPD and the RSA.

www.peterdthomson.co.uk
 

Reviews

“Book is a description of the new possibilities – possibilities already exploited in some workplaces – and a call to action amongst those companies that have so far not embraced the new opportunities available to them. … ‘Future work’ will be flexible in terms of where work is done and when it is done, and this will better serve the needs of both women and men in the workforce than the eight hour day spent at a single workplace away from home.” (Citizens Income Newsletter, citizensincome.org, January, 2016)

"Thought-provoking and motivating, Future Work is a comprehensive guide to how organizations and their leaders can embrace the new world of work. It has proven to be a useful tool in our journey towards enabling our employees to individually own the way they work." - David Cole, Chief Risk Officer, Swiss Re

"An invaluable resource for anyone who needs to increase employee productivity and reduce costs, and wants to do so in a way that is economically, environmentally and socially sustainable." - Stephen Leonard, General Manager Global Markets - Systems and Technology Group at IBM

"In the brave new world of virtual work and agile, mobile workers, this new edition shares the journey of visionary people and companies who are charting a course through the waves of change. With detailed examples, case studies and practical recommendations, think of this book as the sextant for your own journey." - Rebecca Lea Ray Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Human Capital, The Conference Board

"As a young entrepreneur, I believe Future Work is a must read for business leaders who want to take their organization into the 21st century. This book gives wonderful suggestions for tapping the full potential of our workforce and ourselves as leaders of the future." - Therese Kinal, Co-Founder and CEO of Unleash

<"This provocative book challenges leaders at all levels to consider whether they are truly doing everything they can to unleash the full potential of their women and men and offers a convincing roadmap for driving organizational performance through more enlightened talent management and work styles." - John R. Ryan, President and CEO, Center for Creative Leadership

"Future Work presents a compelling view of how work is being transformed in ways that benefit the employee and employer. More than that, it is a compelling call to action that shows us how to create much more flexible and effective workplaces." - Ellen Galinsky, President, Families and Work Institute

"The authors have assembled an illuminating body of evidence in this robust and readable analysis of work transformation that deserves to become a classic in its field." - Richard Donkin, author of The History of Work and The Future of Work


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Time for change

    Maitland, Alison (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • How work has evolved

    Maitland, Alison (et al.)

    Pages 19-40

  • Turning convention on its head

    Maitland, Alison (et al.)

    Pages 41-61

  • Why it makes business sense

    Maitland, Alison (et al.)

    Pages 62-79

  • Leaders for the new world of work

    Maitland, Alison (et al.)

    Pages 80-98

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Hardcover $32.00
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Softcover $29.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Future Work (Expanded and Updated)
Book Subtitle
Changing organizational culture for the new world of work
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-36716-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137367167
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-36715-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47441-7
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XIX, 250
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