FEB 2015.



As #HRD, you need to be courageous & leave if you don’t have a seat at the table, says @LyndaGratton. Do you agree? http://ow.ly/JccJl - Changeboard

Congrats to @LyndaGratton on The Key -- @CMI_managers' Book of the Year for #management & #leadership! http://yearbook.managers.org.uk/management-futures/key … McGrawHill Education

Great read from @LyndaGratton - The #Futureofwork: What will AI do for work? | @scoopit http://sco.lt/6c3cRN #ai #hr - David Green



At our recent FoW Masterclass, we caught up with two of our members to ask them how they benefit from the consortium. Watch these video interviews to find out what they had to say.

Yuki Kanamori, Researcher, Kokuyo

Jan Nieuweboer, Innovation Manager, Rabobank

Have these videos whetted your appetite? Then contact tina@hotspotsmovement.com to find out how your organisation could join Rabobank, Kokuyo and others as part of FoW.


How important is having a good network to accomplish your goals? It’s a question well worth considering.

When we asked our participants this question at our recent Future of Work (FoW) Masterclass on The Collaboration Imperative, there was a unanimous agreement that networks hold the key to both their current capacity and future success.

Whilst this is important, in practice, there is often a distinct gap between the value people place on their networks and the value they get out of them. For example, when asked about the strength of their network, most participants focus on the quality of their relationships. More


We were really pleased to hear that Lynda Gratton’s book, The Key: How Corporations Succeed by Solving the World’s Toughest Problems won the Management Futures Award at this year’s CMI Management Book of the Year Awards.

We also really loved the animation they put together summarising the book – you can check it out here.

Have you read The Key yet? If you’re curious to know just why CMI thought it was one of the most inspirational business books of 2014, then order your copy from Amazon today.


Academic, author and innovation expert Michael Schrage is a friend of Lynda’s – and one of the people whose perspectives on the way advances in digital technology affect the business landscape most inspire us. As well as being a Research Fellow at the MIT Center for Digital Business, Michael is a Visiting Fellow at Imperial College’s Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He is also the author of The Innovator`s Hypothesis - How Cheap Experiments Are Worth More than Good Ideas, which was published in 2014.Michael has contributed to establishing a structure for understanding innovation and was one of the first thought leaders to look into core innovation concepts such as rapid prototyping. We really appreciate his willingness to share ideas and greatly enjoyed his recent piece, What if Apple Started Making Cars?


After Lynda’s excellent blog post about the impact artificial intelligence will have on our working lives, we were fascinated by Anthony Wing Kosner’s article in Forbes, which explores yet another facet of the interplay between technology and work.

Taking the announcement that both Google and Uber are planning to develop and launch automated taxi services as a starting point, Anthony explores what the advent of such services would mean for those currently employed in the taxi industry. Using a nifty phrase from Peter Reinhardt, he describes these works as having slipped ‘below the API,’ as their jobs, which offer no opportunities for training or advancement, are replaced by bots and apps. More


Managing Time | Losing Time | Understanding Performance

We have just identified the theme on the Future of Work Research Consortium that we will be researching at the end of 2015. We’re very excited about this yet largely unexplored theme, and we are keen to share it with you.

The last 100 years have seen a profound change in how we use our time, with dramatic shifts in the division between work and leisure. The changes are not just quantitative in terms of having more leisure time due to shorter working weeks, and more paid vacations, but also qualitative –with huge social changes in how we use our leisure time and how society supports such activities. More

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