BEYOND THE OFFICETrends impacting the workplaceBy: William HighamFor: The Hub ‘Re-Work’www.nextbigthing.net     05_07_12  ...
NEXT BIG THINGTrend Consultancy  Reports  Workshops  Talks  Research  Trainingwww.nextbigthing.net   05_07_12             ...
TECHNOLOGY TREND 1Social Networking > MORE CONNECTIONS THAN EVER > WEAK TIES BEST AT WORK:   FIND ENABLERS, CONNECTORS“If ...
TECHNOLOGY TREND 2Mobile> EVOLUTION: DESKTOPS LAPTOP    TABLETS SMARTPHONES> CONTROL: VIEWING, NAVIGATING• Yet today’s off...
SOCIO-ECONOMIC TREND 1Work-Life Balance                            > MORE FAMILY PRIORITY                       > WORK SHO...
SOCIO-ECONOMIC TREND 1Entrepreneurs> More entrepreneurs => reassessment of ‘normal’ worker / environment> Necessity en...
SOCIO-ECONOMIC TREND 3Millennials                              TECH EMPOWERED                           THINKING LESS LINE...
SOLUTIONS                                  Mobile      home                                  working + re-location +      ...
THANK YOUWilliam Higham, Founder, The Next Big ThingFixed: 020 3539 1398 Mobile: 07710 452962Address: The Hub, 5 Torrens S...
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The Next Big Thing: A Nice Day Out Of The Office Dear?

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The Next Big Thing: A Nice Day Out Of The Office Dear?

  1. 1. BEYOND THE OFFICETrends impacting the workplaceBy: William HighamFor: The Hub ‘Re-Work’www.nextbigthing.net 05_07_12 1
  2. 2. NEXT BIG THINGTrend Consultancy Reports Workshops Talks Research Trainingwww.nextbigthing.net 05_07_12 2
  3. 3. TECHNOLOGY TREND 1Social Networking > MORE CONNECTIONS THAN EVER > WEAK TIES BEST AT WORK: FIND ENABLERS, CONNECTORS“If organizational barriers to the use ofsocial technologies diminish, they couldform the core of entirely new businessprocesses that may radically improveperformance” McKinsey Global Institutewww.nextbigthing.net 05_07_12 3
  4. 4. TECHNOLOGY TREND 2Mobile> EVOLUTION: DESKTOPS LAPTOP TABLETS SMARTPHONES> CONTROL: VIEWING, NAVIGATING• Yet today’s office environment typically features fixed desktop and landline• Creates temporal inefficiency in today’s 24 hour global business environmentwww.nextbigthing.net 05_07_12 4
  5. 5. SOCIO-ECONOMIC TREND 1Work-Life Balance > MORE FAMILY PRIORITY > WORK SHOULDN’T INTERFERE WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILYwww.nextbigthing.net 05_07_12 5
  6. 6. SOCIO-ECONOMIC TREND 1Entrepreneurs> More entrepreneurs => reassessment of ‘normal’ worker / environment> Necessity entrepreneurs > IF RETURN: ENHANCE BUSINESS > IF NOT: DRIVE HIGHER QUALITY OUTSOURCINGwww.nextbigthing.net 05_07_12 6
  7. 7. SOCIO-ECONOMIC TREND 3Millennials TECH EMPOWERED THINKING LESS LINEAR FLATTER FAMILY HIERACHY Will struggle in today’s office environment: traditional structures, hierarchies, reg hours, required attendancewww.nextbigthing.net 05_07_12 7
  8. 8. SOLUTIONS Mobile home working + re-location + Social networking project responsibility + new business opps + self-sufficiency more efficient suppliers Millennials temporal & spatial flexibility + flatter hierarchies + Work life balance results-based rewards temporal & spatiaL flexibility Entrepreneurs outsourcing new disciplines + project responsibility + flatter hierarchieswww.nextbigthing.net 05_07_12 8
  9. 9. THANK YOUWilliam Higham, Founder, The Next Big ThingFixed: 020 3539 1398 Mobile: 07710 452962Address: The Hub, 5 Torrens St, EC1V 1NQWebsite www.next-big-thing.netBlog http://bit.ly/ypbSWdLinkedIn http://linkd.in/A50bArTwitter http://bit.ly/zCjn5RBook The Next Big ThingVideos http://bit.ly/zXWPQJwww.nextbigthing.net 05_07_12 9
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