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Duane Harrison Internet of Us Scenario


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Duane Harrison Internet of Us Scenario

  1. 1. DUANE HARRISONINTERNET OF ‘US’Internet of ‘us’, really thinking about if both the objects and ourselves were all reallyconnected by the internet.Sunday, 5 May 2013
  2. 2. knowledgeproductivitysmart citiesolder workforce& the effectsThe future we are talking about is quite different:We are talking about a large elderly population, a knowledge driven economy. With so manynew and young workers, the western world will have to focus on productivity.Sunday, 5 May 2013
  3. 3. FUTURE WORKSPACEThis future world is what I call ‘Future Work’ rather than ‘Future Workspace’.I realised that in the near future, people wouldn’t work at one space, but many differentplaces and spaces. They might be in a cafe, or even in transit.Sunday, 5 May 2013
  4. 4. emotional work¦imō sh ənəl¦ ¦wərk¦adjectivea closer relationship with work : with your colleges and others.• work which is interesting : work that is not monotonous and technology cannotdo.• work that matters : he had a strongly emotional attachment to it.• based on emotion rather than reason : sound reason, not an emotional knee-jerk response, is the best recipe for making decisions.What work will they be doing? I think they will be doing emotional work.An early example of this is perhaps Amazon Mechanical Turk, where online workers carryout tasks which machines can’t do such as describing a photo.Sunday, 5 May 2013
  5. 5. In this future work, gone are the days of management. There will be a focus on collaboration.Older mentors assist a younger workforce. Work is decentralised. Why can this work?Because the infrastructure is there and people can hot desk and use devices.Sunday, 5 May 2013
  6. 6. aging populationstrugglingshorter workingcloser workingreduce stressSo in this situation, the older workers are having a hard time adjusting.The aging population did start working longer, but in order to reduce stress, they workedmore flexible hours, started the mentor roles and worked in these closer roles.Sunday, 5 May 2013
  7. 7. smart fobcheck out of officeworkersThe notion of a central office won’t disappear, but workers will only go in if necessary.The will check in and out using a smart fob which they carry around with them.Sunday, 5 May 2013
  8. 8. checking in and outin various locationschanging behaviourthen attitudesThe organisation supports this, as it changes the behaviour of the workers and slowly, theirattitudes too. Workers see this behaviour as healthy, more enjoyable and more social.Sunday, 5 May 2013
  9. 9. future officereport to mentorfingerprintactivatedquality checkFuture office recognises the worker when they arrive. Rooms are all bookable andprogrammable. When the works arrive at the main hub they sometimes have to get thementor to check their work. He trusts them but occasionally checks what they are up to.Sunday, 5 May 2013
  10. 10. mentorhow the younger &older communicatecheck in the officework as something to do,not somewhere to gomentorIn this part of the scenerio which focuses on the mentor himself, he goes to check hisworkers at night.Sunday, 5 May 2013
  11. 11. how the younger &older communicatecheck in the officeOn the way in the mentor reads the papers, particularly the entertainment sections to get asense of his workers’ interests.Sunday, 5 May 2013
  12. 12. troublecommunicatingyounger peoplejokingWhen the mentor arrives at the office, he finds the workers joking about an unfamiliar topic.He has trouble communicating with them and wants to do a better job.Sunday, 5 May 2013