The Nowhere Office: Reinventing Work and the Workplace of the Future

The Nowhere Office: Reinventing Work and the Workplace of the Future

by Julia Hobsbawm
The Nowhere Office: Reinventing Work and the Workplace of the Future

The Nowhere Office: Reinventing Work and the Workplace of the Future

by Julia Hobsbawm

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Overview

Named one of the Financial Times' BEST BUSINESS BOOKS OF 2022

What has changed in the workplace? Everything.


The traditional office was probably doomed anyway. Then a global shutdown changed everything we thought we knew about work, including where and when it needed to take place. Automation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution have accelerated, and perhaps as much as one third of the world’s permanent workforce will soon become remote. In The Nowhere Office, Julia Hobsbawm offers a strategic and practical guide to navigating this pivotal moment in the history of work and provides lessons for how both employees and employers can adapt.

Hobsbawm draws on her extensive networks in business, academia, and entrepreneurship across  generations to offer new ideas about how to handle hybrid working, as well as provides deep insight into how the way we work is being transformed by larger issues such as community, hierarchy, bias, identity, and security. The Nowhere Office describes a unique moment in the history of work which, if understood and handled correctly, can provide a springboard for the biggest transformational change in the workplace for a century: something better, more meaningful, and more workable for everyone.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541701939
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 04/12/2022
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 677,888
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Julia Hobsbawm is an entrepreneur, writer, and consultant who addresses the challenges of the hyper connected age, in particular remedies of what she has called Social Health for organizations. She is Chair of The Workshift Commission and is Founder and Chair of the content and connection business Editorial Intelligence. Her bestselling book The Simplicity Principle: Six Steps Towards Clarity in a Complex World was published in 2020 and won the American Book Fest Best Book Award 2020 - Business: General and the NYC Big Book Award 2020 - Self-Help: General. Awarded an OBE for services to business, her articles are amongst the most downloaded on the Strategy + Business site and she is an adviser to the British Academy’s Future of the Corporation project.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Introduction 1

1 Shift 1: Placeless, Timeless 13

2 Shift 2: Worker Beings 45

3 Shift 3: The Productivity Puzzle 66

4 Shift 4: New Networks 85

5 Shift 5: Marzipan Management 101

6 Shift 6: Social Health and Well-being 116

Reinventions 133

Acknowledgements 145

Notes 149

Further Reading 175

Index 185

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