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The Future Of Work

  1. 1. Consider this…
  2. 2. Ten years ago there were no social networks.
  3. 3. Ten years before that we didn't have the Web. 
  4. 4. If you work in the web programming, online marketing, or mobile phone industries…
  5. 5. xist te no . d id ago ob ars r j ye ou ty y n tw e
  6. 6. Who knows what jobs will exist twenty years from now?
  7. 7. The people out of work today will soon find jobs again.
  8. 8. The people out of work today will soon find jobs again.
  9. 9. What is the FUTURE OF WORK?
  10. 10. The future of work is… TRANSPARENT
  11. 11. No one is going to just take your word for it.
  12. 12. In the past, productivity was di cult (if not impossible) to measure.
  13. 13. Business wasted millions of dollars every year paying for employee downtime.
  14. 14. Now, time and task tracking tools are revolutionizing productivity measurement.
  15. 15. Each employee’s work can be directly tied to the bottom line.
  16. 16. The more productively you work, the more money you’ll make.
  17. 17. The future of work is… FLAT
  18. 18. No one is going to complain about their commute.
  19. 19. In real estate the mantra is “Location. Location. Location.”
  20. 20. At work the mantra is “Communication. Communication. Communication.”
  21. 21. “Work” used to be considered a place.
  22. 22. The only options for communication were landline phones or snail mail.
  23. 23. Today, project teams use amazing web tools to work together from anywhere in the world.
  24. 24. Tools like Skype have made long-distance calling virtually free.
  25. 25. The world is now flat.
  26. 26. o rganization The world is now flat.
  27. 27. Call centers used to be massive o ces built in rural areas or countries like India.
  28. 28. In 2004 JetBlue started a revolution, allowing 700 customer service reps to work from home with no central o ce.
  29. 29. In the future, location will not matter.
  30. 30. The future of work is… COMPETITIVE
  31. 31. No one is going to pay you just for having a degree. 
  32. 32. rcentage of The pe icans w it h a 29% Amer g e degree is co lle GROWING. 13.1% 15.5% 1990 2000 2007 SOURCE
  33. 33. College is the new high school.
  34. 34. And informal education is more accessible than ever.
  35. 35. posts courses online for FREE from top universities like Stanford & MIT.
  36. 36. There’s no longer an excuse not to know how.
  37. 37. Competition for jobs is no longer limited to where you live.
  38. 38. It is commonplace to hire vendors and contractors from across the planet.
  39. 39. One in four organizations plans to increase spending on outsourcing by 25% or more this year. SOURCE
  40. 40. According to interviews with more than 500 executives, the key benefit of outsourcing isn’t saving money…
  41. 41.’s innovation. SOURCE
  42. 42. In some cases, your competition isn’t even limited to other individuals.
  43. 43. “Crowdsource” To split a task into smaller pieces and unleash it to millions of people around the world.
  44. 44. Wikipedia’s 13 million articles are all written and maintained by the crowd.
  45. 45. Threadless™ finds t-shirt designs to sell from submission and voting by the crowd.
  46. 46. Consider ReCAPTCHA™
  47. 47. Multiple projects are currently digitizing physical books, but computers can’t always decipher the scanned text.
  48. 48. ReCAPTCHA works by presenting people with two words to retype when they go to create a new account The first word verifies on a partner website. that you’re human. The second word is from a scanned book that a computer could not read.
  49. 49. Roughly 200 million ReCAPTCHA puzzles are solved each day. 
  50. 50. Each one takes about 10 seconds, but in total they amount to over 150,000 hours of work every day.
  51. 51. ployed in the To stay em uture place of the f work you ne ed to s tand out.
  52. 52. The future of work is… ON DEMAND
  53. 53. No one is going to guarantee you a lifetime career.
  54. 54. Many businesses are choosing contract relationships over hiring new employees.
  55. 55. The word “career” is as outdated as the word “typewriter”.
  56. 56. ork le at w emb tea ms res s. ct oje nning t o am Pr gi ion te are be du ct vie pro mo
  57. 57. Independent individuals with unique talents get together to work on a company’s project.
  58. 58. At the end, they all go their separate ways. They might work together again in the future. They might not.
  59. 59. “Virtual Teams” A group of individuals who work across time, space, and organizational boundaries using collaboration technology.
  60. 60. In 2006, more than 28 million Americans worked in a virtual team at least one day per month. SOURCE
  61. 61. By 2010, that number will grow to over 100 Million. SOURCE
  62. 62. Although home is still the most common location, millions of virtual team members work from just about anywhere.
  63. 63. It’s a whole new paradigm.
  64. 64. So why should you consider this?
  65. 65. Because in the future of work… Transparent Flat Competitive On Demand
  66. 66. Individuals will have more freedom and power than ever before.
  67. 67. Your earning potential will be based on merit, not location.
  68. 68. Employers will have access to a larger and more skilled workforce.
  69. 69. Because, the future of work is… YOU
  70. 70. Changing How the World Works.
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