Return of the nomads ? Source: Â«Â Nomads at LastÂ Â», The Economist, April 2008 End of 1990â€™s Mid 2000â€™s Today
Growth of the third place 1 End of 1990â€™s Mid 2000â€™s Today 1 The Great Good Place, Ray Oldenburg (1989, 1991)
Urban nomad ?
â€ś Well, Iâ€™m doing two days a week, at, uh, this airline magazine, which is not bad because it allows me to still do my three days as, like, a consultant with my old company, where now you get, um, paid by the hour. Which works well, because you can even do that when youâ€™re traveling, which I have to do quite a bit of now because Iâ€™m also doing this speaker program for a tech company on the West Coastâ€”well, was doing, because theyâ€™re cutting back on their off-site stuff becauseâ€¦ â€ť
Source: Â«Â The Gigg EconomyÂ Â», Tina Brown,The Daily Beast, April 2008
Or corporate nomad ?
Return of the nomads
Social mobility Geographicalmobility Professional mobility Work mobility Organization mobility Virtual individual mobility
A new taylorism â€¦ A given task can be filled by very different individuals with different contracts Tasks Labor categories Source: Dominique Turcq, Boostzone Institute
A global labor market â€¦ Geographical stickiness LOW LOW HIGH HIGH Skill level Maximum bottom driven wage arbitrage ( â€śproletarizationâ€ť) e.g. photo tagging for Yahoo Maximum dependance of wages on migration policies for low skills workers Potential for cross border arbitrage of high skills (offshoring of services and tasks like call centers or medical X ray analysis), wage level fixed by lowest country wage Potential for high skills migrations and top driven wage arbitrage Source: Dominique Turcq, Boostzone Institute
â€¦ but is it the same WORK ? Leadership ? Expertise ? Management & administration ? Now, everything is fragmented
Management should awake from its industrial dream â€¦ Â«Â Management was originally invented to solve two problems: the frist â€“ getting semi-skilled employees to perform repetitive activities competently, diligently and efficiently; the second, coordinating those efforts in ways that enabled complex goods and services to be produced in large quantities (â€¦) (â€¦) experts must admit theâ€™ve reached the limits of Management 1.0 â€“ the industrial age paradigm built atop the principles of standardization, specialization, hierarchy, control, and primacy of shareholder interestÂ Â» Gary Hamel, Moon Shots for Management, in HBR February 2009
Me is at the center ME My company My professional networks My alumni network My NGO projects My projects My family
Time to re-center the workplace ? APPLICATIONS & DOCUMENTS PLACES MEDIA KNOWLEDGE & SHARING SEARCH PEOPLE
What to do with knowledge ? Product centric
How to think about organizations ? CEO HR Marketing Strategy Production IT Logistics R&D Supply Communication sales
How to think about development ?
Key Competencies R&D Competencies MSO Competencies Operations Competencies F1 F2 F3 F1 F2 F3 F1 F2 F3