[Podcast] What is the Future of Work?
What is the future of work? That’s hard to say. But one thing seems certain: Disruption lies ahead. Driven by innovations in technology, shifting business strategies, and evolving definitions of success, the workplace is changing fast. As the adoption of things like process automation, AI, and Machine Learning continue to accelerate, so will the pace of change in the workplace. Indeed, with the continuing trend toward remote work, many of us may not have a workplace at all. As a result, we must all reconsider how jobs are designed and work to adapt and learn for future growth.
This doesn’t mean our new era of accelerated change has to feel as stressful and scary. Indeed, it may be just what we needed to break free of last-century mindsets and methodologies to embrace a next-century approach to the future of work. But it’s essential that we reframe how we face the future.
That is the topic of my new interview on AIIM On Air with author, futurist, and innovator Jeff Schwartz. Jeff is the founding partner of Deloitte Consulting’s Future of Work practice and the author of the new book “Work Disrupted.” We explore opportunity, technology, and growth in 2021 and beyond, and what Jeff calls “the accelerated future of work.”
In the interview, Jeff maps out the skills and practices that require a fresh perspective as we prepare for a very different tomorrow. “The pace of disruption is only accelerating,” says Jeff. “2025 is the new 2030, and we must build upon what the pandemic has taught us about ourselves and our businesses.”
What should we be thinking about now, and strategizing for today, in order to be prepared? Jeff says to anticipate an AI-augmented workforce where people work with machines. Expect to continue to work anywhere, anytime, with anyone...and use this to your advantage. And smart leaders will shift away from a narrow vision on cost, compliance, and efficiency to an expanded one of growth, innovation, and meaning.
Want to hear more? Listen to the complete AIIM On Air interview with Jeff Schwartz here.
About Kevin Craine
Kevin Craine is a professional writer, an internationally respected technology analyst, and an award-winning podcast producer. He was named the #1 Enterprise Content Management Influencer to follow on Twitter and has listeners and readers worldwide. Kevin creates strategic content for the web, marketing, social media, and more. He is the written voice for some of North America's leading brands and his interviews feature today's best thought leaders. His client list includes many well-known global leaders like IBM, Microsoft and Intel, along with a long list of individuals and start-ups from a wide variety of industries. Kevin's podcasts have been heard around the world, including the award-winning weekly business show "Everyday MBA". He is also the host and producer of "Bizcast" on C-Suite Radio and the producer behind podcasts for Epson, Canon, IBM and AIIM International, among others. Prior to starting Craine Communications Group, Kevin was Director of Document Services for Regence BlueCross BlueShield where he managed high volume document processing operations in Seattle, Portland and Salt Lake City. He also spent time at IKON as an Enterprise Content Management consultant working with national and major accounts. He was the founding editor of Document Strategy magazine. Kevin has also been, at one point or another, an adjunct university professor, a black belt martial artist, and a professional guitarist. Kevin holds an MBA in the Management of Science and Technology as well as a BA in Communications and Marketing.