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The Grand Workplace Redesign by Tim Sanders

By Tim Sanders | Mar 23, 2022 | Comments Off

 

Fewer than 6% of people worked from home in 2019. Today 25% work from home.

People’s approach to work is changing. As leaders, we have a generational opportunity to embark on The Grand Workplace Redesign. Disruption comes an opportunity for leaders to rethink our workplace, workforce, and workflow.

Watch Insight's webinar with Upwork's VP of Client Strategy and New York Times bestselling author, Tim Sanders, as he highlights how to view disruption as an opportunity to redesign our workplace and stay ahead of changes, strengthen our teams, and accelerate growth.

 

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According to the American Community Survey, fewer than 6% of people worked from home in 2019. Today 25% work from home (via Upwork’s Future Workforce Report).

There are six categories of workplace design. Which of these can you rethink to optimize productivity, talent access, and worker morale?

  1. Remote first
  2. Remote for now
  3. Remote friendly
  4. Hybrid by role
  5. Hybrid by day mix
  6. On-site first

Read original article here to learn more on how to apply this revolutionary thinking to your company.

 

 

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Diversity and An Inclusive Culture by Heather R Younger

By Heather Younger | Mar 21, 2022 | Comments Off

 

"Organizations that want to bear great fruit include the voices of all employees and enlist them in the change that they're looking to do." 

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Let’s talk about diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging - and in the context of your “Why?” Understanding why you are embarking on the journey is just as important as understanding any of the steps after that.

What I want to talk to you about today is using the voice of your employees to really gauge the proper direction of your organization. What often happens in organizations is that the leaders talk amongst themselves and maybe to the level right below. But, organizations that want to bear great fruit include the voices of all employees and enlist them in the change that they're looking to do.

1. DO A CULTURAL AUDIT OR DEI SURVEY
So, have you done a cultural audit or a Diversity, Equity Inclusion and Belonging survey recently? You want to do that because you want to be able to listen in aggregate and gather the themes that are important to the employees of your organization and use that as a way to drive everything forward. Then, you can move forward to create a strategic plan.

2. CREATE A STRATEGIC PLAN
Right now, you don't know what you don't know. And so, if you're consistently committing to using the voices of your employees as a barometer for whether you are in the right place or not - also as an information hub, to make you smarter on this journey - you are going to garner a lot more success in the process.

Remember, creating a diverse and inclusive culture is a journey.

Focus on the next best step understanding that you are on the road to success. And, you want to be focused on improvement, not perfection.

 

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Why The Enterprise Metaverse is Essential by Mike Walsh

By Mike Walsh | Mar 16, 2022 | Comments Off
 
 

Another key principle that we really have to think about is the shift from automation to autonomy. There's been a lot of discussion about the power of automation - robotic process automation. It seems like magic, doesn't it?

You know you can take software and you can replace people and processes and really cut costs and get greater levels of efficiency. But, there's a more interesting trend beginning, which is the rise of autonomous organizations.

Have you ever wanted to buy the United States Constitution? Or the single CD that was created by the Wu Tang Clan as a once off? What about a fast food franchise? Now thinking about buying any of these things might seem some kind of strange daydream or fantasy.

But exactly those items were attempted or purchased by a new type of organization known as a DAO, or Decentralized Autonomous Organization. Think of it as an internet community with a shared bank account. And DAOs, which are built on the blockchain, are a key emerging infrastructure - which is going to be part of this new Web 3.0 world of decentralized communities, essentially, with new types of governance protocols.

Think of it as a kind of a community entity that has no central control. And I bring up this idea because often when people think about the metaverse or Web 3.0, they get distracted by all the hype. They look at celebrities buying NFTs or kind of cartoon punks or apes. And they missed the fact that we're actually seeing a revolution in the underlying financial and governance infrastructure by which the way the world works.

In the future, many things that we see as LLCs today, or limited corporations, may be DAO. Even potentially, political PACs will actually work in this way. And the idea is powerful - because if you could bring people together, without any kind of centralized overhead of management, you can create governance tokens that allow people to actually vote, use smart contracts to handle a lot of the infrastructure and decision making.

There's really no end to the creativity by which these structures can actually reshape the financial world as we know it.

 

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Top 10 Work Skills for the Workplace

By cmiadmin | Mar 08, 2022 | Comments Off

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50% of all employees will need to reskill by 2025

World Economic Forum reports that 50% of all employees will need to reskill by 2025, with 40% of workers requiring reskilling of 6 months or less. This astounding percentage has accelerated since the pandemic and signifies that leaders must develop a plan for their employees – establishing skill gaps, creating a vision roadmap and determining resources required for them to reskill or upskill.

So, what are the very top list of skills leaders need for their workforce? Critical thinking and problem-solving are at the top list of skills — emerging skills such as active learning, resilience, stress tolerance and flexibility are also expanding. More granular data tracking for specialized skills needed comes from LinkedIn with titles such as project manager, digital marketing and human computer interaction. 

THE TOP 10 SKILLS FOR THE WORKPLACE FOR BY 2025

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Our cmi roster of experts and thought leaders will prepare your leaders and teams for the necessary changes that are ahead.

CEO, bestselling author and DEI expert, Heather R Younger’s
programs provide a roadmap for navigating change, building resilience, confidence and methodologies to elicit feedback and unlock change and growth.

Tim Sanders, Upwork’s VP of Customer Insights, has deep experience in digital transformation, remote work management and agility-through-change. He is also an expert on innovating faster through cross-disciplinary collaboration and connection of silos and a work-life expert on employee burnout.

Prepare your employees for reskilling by inspiring them to rethink change. Mike Rayburn, the master of change and author of the What If? Experience will excite and entertain your business teams and leaders to initiate more possibilities and innovation for your organization and customers.

In today’s virtual, in-person and hybrid world communicating with influence is harder and more critical than it’s ever been. Stacey Hanke, a CEO and communications expert, prepares leaders and teams to consistently achieve communicative results and move people to action for increased profits and long-term relationships.


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  • Our management frees our speakers up from the day to day aspects of their speaking business so they can focus on providing you with the very best presentation.
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