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The Next Rules of Work

The Mindset, Skillset and Toolset to Lead Your Organization through Uncertainty

Lead through constant change by infusing your organization with the mindset, skillset and toolset needed to solve tomorrow's problems.
EAN: 9781398601635
Edition: 1
Published:
Format: 234x156
224 pages

About the book

Organizations, managers and workers still have an Industrial Era mindset towards work. How can leaders guide individuals and organizations to solve the increasingly complex work challenges of tomorrow?

As traditional jobs give way to new work roles and software and robots perform the repetitive tasks formerly done by humans, the work of today is no longer guaranteed to be here tomorrow. The Next Rules of Work helps leaders understand why traditional notions about work inhibit the organization's ability to address new problems and how they can successfully equip their organizations to manage constant change. By first developing a new mindset to help themselves and their teams become more agile, leaders can then co-create the organization's "next mindset" by answering five key questions that help them establish constantly adaptive strategies. Finally, leaders develop agile learning practices to ensure that workers will continually have the skillsets and toolsets they need to solve organizational problems today.

By redefining the fundamental nature of work, teams, and the organization, The Next Rules of Work goes beyond offering advice and predictions and provides organizational leaders with a guide to create truly agile organizations that can respond to perpetual change.

About the authors

Gary A. Bolles is Chair for the Future of Work with Singularity University and is a partner in the strategy consulting firm Charette, LLC based in San Francisco, California. A globally recognized expert on the future of work, he consults with C-suite leaders of global companies, labor and education leaders from Brazil to Canada and non-profits around the world. He is the co-founder of eParachute.com, inspired by his father's bestselling book "What Color Is Your Parachute?", the former COO of Evolve Software and former editorial director for five enterprise technology magazines, including [email protected] Week and Network Computing.