The future of work is not just a buzzword, a hashtag, or a concept relevant to disruptive innovation in the education or geopolitical arenas. The nature of the workplace and the psychological and intellectual makeup of its workforce will undergo real changes in the coming years. It is therefore time to rethink best practices and both the process and the blueprint which showcase them. Outdated business models and mindsets are actually hindering corporate teams in terms of productivity, efficiency, and relevance. Machine learning is rendering many products and services obsolete. The sharing economy is recruiting and championing people who excel at collaboration and communication; two “soft skills” not traditionally taught in school classrooms, but certainly on school playgrounds.
Due to the changing business landscape, the rules of engagement and points of entry need to be reassessed. The politics of the “playground” are increasingly complex and need to be redefined for global impact and better outcomes. The art and architecture of collaboration needs to be understood and mastered. The NICE Initiative can help.