The Worldwide Workplace: Solving the Global Talent Equation

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The world of work is transforming at a furious, unprecedented pace. Massive changes and shifts in demographics, employment, technology and economies make predicting tomorrow a tough task. This book changes all that. Through interviews with many of the leading observers of the emerging world of work, The Worldwide Workplace gives readers a unique and practical understanding of how the workplace is changing and why we need to prepare for and capitalize on these changes.

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Overview

The world of work is transforming at a furious, unprecedented pace. Massive changes and shifts in demographics, employment, technology and economies make predicting tomorrow a tough task. This book changes all that. Through interviews with many of the leading observers of the emerging world of work, The Worldwide Workplace gives readers a unique and practical understanding of how the workplace is changing and why we need to prepare for and capitalize on these changes.

Packed with in-depth global case studies from Asia to Europe and from Africa to the Americas, this authoritative and highly readable book highlights the pressing worldwide 'people' issues and puts them into a business-related context. Based upon rigorous research and the unique insights of members of the global think-tank the FutureWork Forum, this is the book about tomorrow that you need to read today.

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Editorial Reviews

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'If you want to know what the workplace of tomorrow will look and feel like – this is the book you should read.'
-Eric Cornuel, Director General and CEO, European Foundation for Management Development

'The workplace is changing fast. If you and your organization care and want to be ready for it, this is the book to get real.'
-Gilbert Probst, Managing Director and Dean, World Economic Forum

'We're facing global shortages of talent, because we are still educating people for the jobs of the past. This book shows which skills YOUR business needs if it is to survive over the next decade.'
-Peter Lorange, President/CEO, the Lorange Institute for Business, Zurich

'Mike Johnson takes the reader on a journey to the very centre of tomorrow's workplace – a practical, educational and entertaining read.'
-Michael Staunton, Head of Talent EMEA, State Street Bank

'This is the link to the future of work that everyone needs to understand. It will make you and your business ready to compete.'
-Julie Bellani, Chief HR Officer, BT Global Services

'If you want to give your employees a better place to work, read Mike Johnson's book – it contains the recipe for success.'
-Shay McConnon, President, People First and creator of An Even Better Place to Work

'Europe, Africa, Asia, the Americas and the Middle East. This book explains what the working world of tomorrow will look like and how to get ahead of the curve.'
-Labeed Hamid, Founder and President, Middle East Management Centre

'If you want to stay ahead of the future – buy this book.'
-Rudi Plettinx, Managing Director, EMEA, Management Centre Europe

'If you haven't given much thought to the global talent trends, you really need to. Fortunately, Mike Johnson's latest book will quickly fill you in on the crucial workforce issues you'll be facing in the coming decades.'
-Kate Lister, President, Global Workplace Analytics

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781137361264
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 6/24/2014
  • Pages: 222
  • Sales rank: 1,146,249
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike Johnson is a leading writer, researcher and commentator on the world of work. He is Chairman and Founder of the FutureWork Forum, a global think-tank of more than 25 independent consultants devoted to reviewing, researching, reporting and responding to issues around the future of work. His professional experience spans four decades and virtually every part of the globe. As a commentator and researcher, he has consulted at the most senior management levels with major organisations and institutions including many Fortune 500 firms and global institutions. He has written 15 books on business and management issues, and research reports for both The Economist and The Financial Times, as well as over 100 global and Europe-wide studies for international corporations and institutions.

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Table of Contents

1. The Workspace of the World
2. The Challenges of a Worldwide Workspace
3. Looking for Opportunities in the Worldwide Workspace
4. Who will be in the Workspace?
5. What the Worldwide Workspace Looks Like
6. Workspace Jobs for Today and Tomorrow
7. Educate to Meet the Workspace Need
8. A Worldwide Workspace for Your Organization
9. A Worldwide Workspace for YOU – the Career Plan
10. A Word from the Future: Does it all make sense?

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