Until now, we have imagined the coming cyborgs as physical amalgamations of humans and machines; of flesh and tech. But the power of the cyborg concept as it pertains to the future of work is not restricted by these physical pairings. Instead, the virtual world of Cyberspace enables the construction of cyborgs that are better imagined as assemblages.
In a world of constant data collection and recording, why do we still resist voice and video recording in the workplace? In 2017, our workplaces are overflowing with devices capable of capture but there is a step that we are refusing to take.
We increasingly talk about the advancement of automation and robots as an opportunity for humanity rather than a threat. But the continued dualism of our thought puts us at risk of oversimplifying and narrowing rather than widening out our thought – particularly when it comes to our idea of the warm, emotional human.
Diversity and Inclusion is a powerful pairing of concepts in our workplaces today. What does the resignation of Tim Farron add to our understanding of diversity of thought in 2017?
For those who weren’t able to catch my Ignite session at the CIPD NAP17 conference – here are the slides and main points under each.
We are increasingly aware of the value of critical thinking in the HR profession. We need though to remain alive to the risk of valuing this in itself, rather than the changes in the workplace and the World that critical thinking can inform and drive. What does this mean for how we think about Diversity and Inclusion?
Orbital succession planning is a new way of presenting and thinking about succession. This template is free for you to use, adapt, hack, stick your logo on, or develop. Sharing the template in this way is an experiment to see how, giving ideas away free on social media can lead to us all benefitting by putting more imaginations and brains on the same idea.
Our models of change management are all dead and redundant. In the age of Futureshock, flux is the new landscape (or seascape?) in which the ad-hocracy and gig economy are being built.
We talk about Continuing Professional Development and building the skills and experience we need to succeed in the workplace. We talk less, if at all, about the need to maintain our selves and our emotional health as practitioners. What does this mean? More specifically, what does it mean for a future of work that is human?
We made a big deal before the event about this being a ‘World First’. After the experience, we are more certain than ever that we are getting the first misty glimpses of a New World. Collaboration across continents has never felt so comfortable, so accessible and so human.