Future Work: Changing Organizational Culture for the New World of Work, 2nd Edition

  • 4h 24m
  • Alison Maitland, Peter Thomson
  • Palgrave Macmillan Ltd
  • 2014

The way we work is overdue for change. This newly updated guide to the challenges you will face in the 21st century world of work sets out a compelling case for change in organizational cultures and working practices to boost output, cut costs, give employees more freedom over how they work and contribute to a greener economy.

About the Authors

Alison Maitland is a writer, speaker and conference facilitator specialising in leadership, diversity and work. A former long-serving Financial Times journalist, she is co-author of the prize-winning book Why Women Mean Business. She is a Senior Fellow in Human Capital at The Conference Board, the international business membership and research organization, and directs the Board's Europe-based Council for Diversity in Business. She is a Senior Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Management at Cass Business School, London. She contributes articles and columns to the FT, The Conference Board Review and other media, and speaks at public conferences and internal corporate events in many countries. In 2012 she received a World of Difference 100 Award from The International Alliance for Women (TIAW).

Peter Thomson is an acknowledged authority on the changing world of work and its impact on organizational culture and management practices. He is an inspiring speaker on the future of work and as a director of Wisework Ltd he advises clients on creating a corporate culture that supports new working practices. He is a Visiting Executive Fellow at Henley Business School where he was Director of the Future Work Forum for 16 years. He has carried out research onto the management of remote teams and has appeared on radio and television as an expert on flexible working. As a speaker and consultant, Peter works with leaders and managers to show them the business benefits of future work. He spent 18 years as the HR and OD Director of Digital Equipment and is an active Fellow of the CIPD and the RSA.

In this Book

  • Future Work—Changing Organizational Culture for the New World of Work, 2nd Edition
  • Foreword
  • Authors’ Preface and Acknowledgments to Second Edition
  • Time for Change
  • How Work Has Evolved
  • Turning Convention on its Head
  • Why it Makes Business Sense
  • Leaders for the New World of Work
  • Changing Workplaces
  • Culture is Critical
  • Strategies for Change
  • Making it Happen as an Organization
  • Making It Happen Yourself
  • Looking Over the Horizon
  • Notes
  • Further Reading