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Humanity Works

Humanity Works

Merging Technologies and People for the Workforce of the Future

Alexandra Levit

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About the book

The professional landscape is transforming, and the only way to maintain competitive advantage is to maximize the unique skills of your workforce. In Humanity Works, bestselling author, global workplace consultant and futurist Alexandra Levit provides a guide to making the most of the human traits of creativity, judgement, problem solving and interpersonal sensitivity. Revealing what the 'robot takeover' will really look like, how talent and machines can work side by side and how you can make organizational structures more agile and innovation focused, this book will prepare you to lead organizations of the future.

Humanity Works doesn't just explain the fascinating trends of the future of work; it condenses cutting-edge academic and business thinking to show what you can do about the future right now. Original, real-life case studies including Nestle, The Washington Post, Deloitte, and Pepsi combined with exercises and workplace tools will equip you for staying innovative and successful in the wake of major workplace disruption. Everything hinges on capturing the human edge in your organization.


Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 01: This Isn’t Your Parents’ Workforce;
    • Chapter - 02: Technology Advances and the Next Chapter of Industry;
    • Chapter - 03: Humans as Prized Commodities;
    • Chapter - 04: Evolving Work Structures;
    • Chapter - 05: Mechanics of Tomorrow’s Gig Economy;
    • Chapter - 06: Choose Your Own Adventure: Career Customization;
    • Chapter - 07: The Future of Workplace Culture and Experience;
    • Chapter - 08: So Long, Textbook CEO;
    • Chapter - 09: The Organizational Puzzle;



Reviews

Humanity Works reminds leaders that the future doesn't happen to us; we can create it. And, with this book as our guide, we can build the future smartly, thoughtfully, and effectively.
Douglas Conant, Founder and CEO, ConantLeadership, Former CEO, Campbell Soup Company

Humanity Works takes you on a journey from past to present to future in a way that's both inspiring and educating. Let Alexandra Levit help prepare you for the future of work, prevent your job from being automated and help you grow your company. Humanity Works reminds us that despite the rise of new technologies, it's our basic humanity that will keep us employed and fulfilled long term.
Dan Schawbel, Partner & Research Director, Future Workplace

As a baby boomer leader, I am always looking for new strategies to ensure my company's competitiveness and profitability in a business world that's constantly changing. Alexandra Levit's Humanity Works is an essential guide for understanding the critical role human talent will play in the age of smart machines and evolving workplace norms.
Karyn Schoenbart, CEO, The NPD Group and Author, Mom.B.A.

In our work with entrepreneurs, we've observed that the most successful leaders don't just react to current trends. They see them coming and take proactive steps to adapt their businesses and their mindsets. Alexandra Levit's Humanity Works should be in the hands of every person who wants to stay several steps ahead in the workplace of the future.
Scott Gerber, CEO, Young Entrepreneur Council

For too long, management practices have been stuck in a twentieth-century model where workers largely report to an office every day and stay with one company for decades. But businesses no longer operate this way, and leadership needs to catch up with twenty-first-century realities and prepare for the rapidly changing nature of when, where, and how work gets done. In Humanity Works, Alexandra Levit does a phenomenal job of combining future-of-work theory, research, and real-world examples to provide managers and leaders with the information and tools they need to prepare successful twenty-first-century teams.
Sara Sutton Fell, Founder & CEO, FlexJobs, Remote.co & 1 Million for Work Flexibility


Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749483456
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd October 2018
  • Paperback
  • Format: 215x140
  • 264 pages
  • Series: Kogan Page Inspire

About the Author

Alexandra Levit is an internationally recognized thought leader, futurist and consultant. She conducts primary workplace research on behalf of Fortune 500 companies including American Express, Deloitte, PepsiCo, Whirlpool and, previously, the Obama administration. A columnist for the New York Times and Forbes, she also has been named 'Top Entrepreneur to Follow on Twitter' by Forbes, 'Top Career Expert to Follow on Twitter' by Mashable and 'Top Business Expert to Follow on Twitter' by CEOWorld.


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