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The Future Of Work

The Future Of Work



An educational presentation that explores how technology is changing the way people work together. Learn more at http://www.odesk.com/. ...

An educational presentation that explores how technology is changing the way people work together. Learn more at http://www.odesk.com/.

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    The Future Of Work The Future Of Work Presentation Transcript

    • Consider this…
    • Ten years ago there were no social networks.
    • Ten years before that we didn't have the Web. 
    • If you work in the web programming, online marketing, or mobile phone industries…
    • xist te no . d id ago ob ars r j ye ou ty y n tw e
    • Who knows what jobs will exist twenty years from now?
    • The people out of work today will soon find jobs again.
    • The people out of work today will soon find jobs again.
    • What is the FUTURE OF WORK?
    • The future of work is… TRANSPARENT
    • No one is going to just take your word for it.
    • In the past, productivity was di cult (if not impossible) to measure.
    • Business wasted millions of dollars every year paying for employee downtime.
    • Now, time and task tracking tools are revolutionizing productivity measurement.
    • Each employee’s work can be directly tied to the bottom line.
    • The more productively you work, the more money you’ll make.
    • The future of work is… FLAT
    • No one is going to complain about their commute.
    • In real estate the mantra is “Location. Location. Location.”
    • At work the mantra is “Communication. Communication. Communication.”
    • “Work” used to be considered a place.
    • The only options for communication were landline phones or snail mail.
    • Today, project teams use amazing web tools to work together from anywhere in the world.
    • Tools like Skype have made long-distance calling virtually free.
    • The world is now flat.
    • o rganization The world is now flat.
    • Call centers used to be massive o ces built in rural areas or countries like India.
    • In 2004 JetBlue started a revolution, allowing 700 customer service reps to work from home with no central o ce.
    • In the future, location will not matter.
    • The future of work is… COMPETITIVE
    • No one is going to pay you just for having a degree. 
    • 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
    • College is the new high school.
    • And informal education is more accessible than ever.
    • AcademicEarth.org posts courses online for FREE from top universities like Stanford & MIT.
    • There’s no longer an excuse not to know how.
    • Competition for jobs is no longer limited to where you live.
    • It is commonplace to hire vendors and contractors from across the planet.
    • One in four organizations plans to increase spending on outsourcing by 25% or more this year. SOURCE
    • According to interviews with more than 500 executives, the key benefit of outsourcing isn’t saving money…
    • ...it’s innovation. SOURCE
    • In some cases, your competition isn’t even limited to other individuals.
    • “Crowdsource” To split a task into smaller pieces and unleash it to millions of people around the world.
    • Wikipedia’s 13 million articles are all written and maintained by the crowd.
    • Threadless™ finds t-shirt designs to sell from submission and voting by the crowd.
    • Consider ReCAPTCHA™
    • Multiple projects are currently digitizing physical books, but computers can’t always decipher the scanned text.
    • 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.
    • Roughly 200 million ReCAPTCHA puzzles are solved each day. 
    • Each one takes about 10 seconds, but in total they amount to over 150,000 hours of work every day.
    • ployed in the To stay em uture place of the f work you ne ed to s tand out.
    • The future of work is… ON DEMAND
    • No one is going to guarantee you a lifetime career.
    • Many businesses are choosing contract relationships over hiring new employees.
    • The word “career” is as outdated as the word “typewriter”.
    • 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
    • Independent individuals with unique talents get together to work on a company’s project.
    • At the end, they all go their separate ways. They might work together again in the future. They might not.
    • “Virtual Teams” A group of individuals who work across time, space, and organizational boundaries using collaboration technology.
    • In 2006, more than 28 million Americans worked in a virtual team at least one day per month. SOURCE
    • By 2010, that number will grow to over 100 Million. SOURCE
    • Although home is still the most common location, millions of virtual team members work from just about anywhere.
    • It’s a whole new paradigm.
    • So why should you consider this?
    • Because in the future of work… Transparent Flat Competitive On Demand
    • Individuals will have more freedom and power than ever before.
    • Your earning potential will be based on merit, not location.
    • Employers will have access to a larger and more skilled workforce.
    • Because, the future of work is… YOU
    • Changing How the World Works. www.oDesk.com
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