JUNE 2015.

CONTENTS

TALKING POINTS

Prof @LyndaGratton at her best today: the new stages of our life. #2015GLS http://ow.ly/i/bsitT - Alessandro Vigilante - Jun 23
@alebyday

if money was no longer the most valuable asset a company could offer an employee? @lyndagratton https://goo.gl/ZQaBTZ#henleykm #hkmflow The Henley Forum - Jun 23
@HenleyForum

The future of work in 7 trends according to @lyndagratton. Wondering what she thinks about http://bit.ly/1FmUt7w - http://bit.ly/1FmUqbM - Laurens Waling - Jun 22
@laurenswaling

ARTICLES

BRING YOUR OWN ROBOT

For a long time, we had access to better technology at home than at work, and only relatively recently did IT departments wake up to this issue.

Bring Your Own Device policies that allow employees to choose the tools they want to use are now in place in many organisations.

Here at the Hot Spots Movement, we’ve been wondering if the next stage might be Bring Your Own Robot. More

YOUR HR EXPERIMENTATION TO-DO LIST

One of the observations we’ve made when talking to companies from around the world is that while many of them feel that they should be experimenting, few of them know where to begin.

In essence, a good experiment starts with an interesting hypothesis, then creates a control group and an experimental group and defines key performance indicators that are measured over time. Finally, such experiments are run over a significant period of time to ensure the validity of the results. More

LIFE IN 3D

Inspired by the InMoov Robot currently being built using 3D printing technology here at Somerset House, we’ve been learning about the latest developments in 3D printing and reflecting on its potential to transform industries.

One of the key breakthrough areas is tiny-scale 3D printing, with some printers now able to produce structures thinner than a red blood cell. Known as electrohydrodynamic inkjet printing, the process could completely change how we think of wearable technology – transforming it from something worn on the eyes or wrist into something worn under the skin. As with robots, we can’t help wondering how developments of this kind will contribute to the evolution of BYOD initiatives, since we seem so close to a future where the technology employees use will be as individual as they are. More

HOT SPOTS DOWN UNDER: THE HIGHLIGHTS

After an exciting – and slightly whirlwind – week in Australia, the team has finally had time to pause for breath and distil its experiences there.

Our visit was prompted by the surge in interest FoW has received in Australia over the past year – 4 of the country’s 10 largest companies are now members, including AMP Services, National Australia Bank, Westpac, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Suncorp Group. When talking to our Australian members and colleagues, we’ve noticed that these companies are part of a wider trend in which more and more Australian employers are thinking deeply about the future of work. More

WHO’S IN OUR NETWORK? – THE INMOOV ROBOT

Our favourite new friend right now is our new office neighbour here at Somerset House – the InMoov robot! This human-sized, 3D printed robot uses virtual reality to help bedridden children to safely explore the outside world. He’s currently being printed and built at Somerset House, and we’re really enjoying visiting to check on his progress. After leaving Somerset House on the 19th July, the robot will move to London Zoo, where it will act as an avatar for children at Great Ormond Street Hospital so that they can explore the zoo and its animals from their hospital beds. We think this is a great initiative – if you’re in London, pop in and check him out!

Learn more about the InMoov Robots For Good Project by visiting the webpage.

HOT SPOTS UPDATES…

TALENT INNOVATION REPORT NOW AVAILABLE

Having recently completed our research phase for Talent Innovation, we’re now pleased to announce that the report on this topic is now ready for publication. This has become one of our most popular themes, exploring the implications around new generations and artificial intelligence for employers and employees alike. As with all of our reports, this paper is only available to FoW members – but the good news is that new sign-ups get full access to our back catalogue. Contact tina@hotspotsmovement.com to find out how your organisation can join.

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