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What caught my attention on week 47 of 2020.

Work Futures

‘Back to the future – From Time-Based to Task-Based Work’ by IFTF

“Of course, the future never repeats the past, or to paraphrase Mark Twain, “history doesn’t repeat itself but it does rhyme.” However we evolve the next generation of task-based work, it is likely to be very different from the task-based living of our ancestors. But the key questions we will need to grapple with, and where some of the ideological battles are likely to be fought, are precisely the ones Thompson identified in 1965: Will automated production lead to increasing commodification of our time—a kind of extreme automation combined with extreme time commodification—or will it enable us to decommodify our notions of time and re-capture that which is unproductive, unplanned, unpredictable, and yet uniquely human? If the latter (and this is the future I am rooting for), there is a lot we will need to re-learn from our past.” — @mgorbis

This is what the office will look like in 2022 by Jason Wingard.

Towards hybrid and remote workplaces?

“According to predictions from the global real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield, tomorrow’s offices “will no longer be a single location, but an ecosystem . . . to support flexibility, functionality, and employee well-being.” The company estimates that 50% of the workforce will soon embrace a workplace ecosystem comprised of offices, houses, and third places such as cafes, coworking spaces, and libraries.”

Towards global hiring and distributed work?

“As we analyze how our workplace will change in a post-COVID world, we are specifically rethinking where future employees could be based,” CFO Todd Morgenfeld told CNN. “A more distributed workforce will give us the opportunity to hire people from a wider range of backgrounds and experiences.”

Deliberated

“Choice tips the balance of learning: for the same action and outcome, the brain learns differently and more quickly from free choices than forced ones. This skew may seem like a cognitive flaw, but in computer models, Palminteri’s team found that choice-confirmation bias offered an advantage: it produced stabler learning over a wide range of simulated conditions than unbiased learning did. So even if this tendency occasionally results in bad decisions or beliefs, in the long run, choice-confirmation bias may sensitize the brain to learn from the outcomes of chosen actions—which likely represent what is most important to a given person.” — Michele Solis

 

“A regenerative practitioner sees patterns and flows of energy, behaviour, connections and relationships. We are curious weavers of networks and relationships that help the flow of evolution. #regenerative #leadership Art by @jodistanbul” — @jenandersson1

 

“The four pillars of creativity:

• Inspiration = read books, seek interesting conversations, learn from others & nature
• Ideation = generate & discuss ideas
• Introspection = reflect on your progress, feelings, challenges & opportunities
• Idleness = rest, relax, recharge” — @anthilemoon

 

“As an amateur, I try and surround myself with people who know and do what I am trying to learn to do. And all that good company is inspiring and transformational.” — @write2tg

 

“A new framework for learning to feel

It is possible for everyone to learn how to improvise. Improvisation is based on learning how to focus and feel on each of these levels. Learning to feel on these levels requires practice and there are four practice areas. Each can be encountered and developed in any order.

  • Whole personhood — connecting with Self
  • Collaborative partnership — connecting as a Pair
  • Embodied stewardship — connecting as a Collective
  • Change — connecting as Spirit” — Mitra Martin

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