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The Future of Teamwork: Preparing for New Realities

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This presentation explores what the future of work will look like, and how collaboration technologies that facilitate online meetings and web conferencing will be critical to team innovation.

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The Future of Teamwork: Preparing for New Realities

  1. 1. The Future ofTeamwork: Preparing for New Realities
  2. 2. Technology is changing how, where, and when we work, and we want to be able to anticipate these changes. - Kate O’Keeffe, Futurist and Blogger, Cisco Hyper-Innovation Living Labs (CHILL) “ “
  3. 3. Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution. It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it. - Niels Bohr, Physicist “ “ Unknowns and Opportunities — As new technologies emerge—AI, VR, robotics—we can’t pretend that we can fully know how work, the workplace, and the workforce will evolve. So let’s explore the future of work. Find out more
  4. 4. Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials: multi- generational workstyles complicate the workplace. And analysts agree:As Boomers retire, highly skilled, highly-creative members of the labor force will grow increasingly scarce and competition for talent will get fierce.
  5. 5. By forcing companies to create more flexible work environments that attract and retain recruits. That means more flexible: • Work hours • Roles within companies Source: CNBC.com, Generation X—not millennials—is changing the nature of work. April 2018 How are these two factors effecting the workplace today and into the future? • Crowd-sourced or gig contracts • Work locations like home or wherever Gen X is the most digitally connected generation.
  6. 6. Flexible workstyles are a cultural phenomena and technology dependent. What empowers that flexibility that Millenials value so much? Digital connection to their co-workers, projects, information, and teams.Yes, Millennials use a lot of technology at work—wherever that might be—from devices, apps, augmented intelligence and beyond. And the next generation,Gen Z (or the Post- Millennials, or iGeneration) will use even more.
  7. 7. Millennials andGen Z will still want full time jobs. But on their terms. In fact, the teamwork of the future is likely to evolve into a rotating assemblance of ultra-flexible, web- based “free agents” combined on a project-by-project, outcome- focused basis. HR departments will have a new responsibility: Putting together an interconnected network of remote employees.
  8. 8. Where workers of the future live won’t matter; what they can accomplish will. The ‘space’ of work and knowledge is becoming dematerialized.The need to be in the same location in order to produce goods, deliver services, create, [access, and share] knowledge is being superseded by the virtualization of connections and collaboration. - Gianpaolo Barozzi, Senior Director of Human Resources, Cisco “ “
  9. 9. In the near future, you will need to imagine workers in 3 Ds emocratized When creative knowledge workers become harder to find—globalize your talent pool. Web-based workers will represent every background, culture, and country. The information access a worker needs to be an online freelancer will expand. D iverseD istributedD They will live in every time zone, and contribute from anywhere.
  10. 10. The flexible, collaborative, borderless “smart” work environment has added advantages. For Millennials surveyed, “flexible working arrangements support greater productivity and employee engagement while enhancing their personal well-being, health, and happiness.” of Millennials employed in highly flexible work environments say it has a positive effect on their productivity. 81% Source: The Deloitte Millennial Survey 2017.
  11. 11. Collaboration will be a human value as much as a business value. • Envision a diverse and distributed workforce, all feeling like they’re in the same room. • Sharing ideas, disruption, innovation. • Creating on a shared virtual whiteboard. • Sharing files, communicating seamlessly. • And picking up their share of the project where a virtual teammate leaves off. • You won’t focus on job titles.You’ll focus on solving challenges with smart people.
  12. 12. of respondents are already using or are in the process of adapting some kind of automation tools, such as those that simplify setting up meetings or filling out expense forms. Source: Three Insights for Winning in the Future of Work, April 2018. Technology like AI is puts human capital to better use—that’s already happening. AI eliminates mundane tasks, and supports better collaboration and data analysis—so your workforce has more time to serve customers, create, and innovate in ways computers can’t. 63%
  13. 13. More intuitive collaborative environments introduce entirely new ways of working together. Empower smart people with technology that lets them feel as if they’re collaborating from the same room. Give them smart tools with the ability to make sense of their surroundings and interact with them. Encourage and inspire them to dream and take risks. And you just might shape—and own—the future.
  14. 14. Technology can support a more holistic human approach. Where the world of time clocks, 9-to-5, and cubicles is left behind. And replaced by frictionless collaboration in smart meeting spaces, where access to teammates and information is instant, constant, and free-flowing, and work moves forward toward fulfilling experiences and incredible business outcomes. Are you ready to help make it happen? Learn more
  15. 15. What used to be called ‘work-life balance’ turns into ‘work-life integration’: A new way of arranging both dimensions... - Gianpaolo Barozzi, Senior Director of Human Resources, Cisco “ “
  16. 16. The more intuitive way to work. CISCO.COM/GO/COLLABORATION

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