A visual manifesto about how
we will live and work in the
future. Created collaboratively,
in a single afternoon, by a group
of 50 people, in Visby Sweden,
during Alemedalsveckan 2014.
The contents of this book were created during a two-hour
workshop at Almedalsveckan 2014. The session was
designed and led by Hyper Island, in partnership with
Microsoft Sweden, and HejDigitalt. All ideas were
generated by the workshop participants.The workshop
incorporated LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® materials.
Workshop design & facilitation by Alex Neuman & Johanna Frelin !
Book Design by Alex Neuman !
Visionary ideas by the participants
What does the future
workplace look like?
We live in transformative times. Technology is transforming the
ways we live and how we work, and it is changing fast. We are
faced with complex challenges that demand new ways of
organizing work and the workplace.
We see the shift happening in so many ways: the digital native
generation is entering the workforce with a whole new set of
expectations and attitudes; companies everywhere are trying to
figure out how to work seamleasly across regions and timezones;
the role of management is transforming with some organizations
pioneering totally leaderless models; and literally all of us are
figuring out how to navigate the always-connected work/life
This book is a collaborative creation. A crowdsourcing of bright
ideas and visions for the future. A kind of snapshot or manifesto
for what the future of work might look like.
“Collaborative organizations need space.
The vision is to work in an organization that is non-
hierarchical and dynamic. Where co-workers work in
independent teams and are supported by a coach.”
“The workplace of the future is an accessible,
transparent, place where the individual is at the
centre. This happens through leadership, trust and
accountability with time for reflection and co-
creative collaboration, where the inside and
outside meet, innovate, develop and grow.”
“The future organization runs on vision,
knowledge-sharing, pride and joy!”
“The idea is to get people who usually don’t work
together to collaborate. A marketing person in a
product development group, for instance…
At lunch, a “Lunch Roulette” decides where you sit
today and you’re encouraged to pitch ideas or test
solutions on someone with another perspective.”
Ann Karin Sandström
Ann Charlotte Bretan
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