October 10, 2017

The future of work

"Hard to see the future is"
Master Yoda to Anakin Skywalker. STAR WARS, episode III, Revenge of the Sith.

However, the uncertainty about the future of our organizations is quite prevalent in these times of booming entrepreneurship and rapid technological advancement. Whether you're an entrepreneur running a startup, a company manager, or an employee, concerns about your organization's future are inherently tied to your own. The question isn't just whether we'll coexist with robots in the workplace or commute in flying cars, but rather whether we're equipped with the strategies and tools to support our work effectively. We must remove the blindfold and embrace new values and management styles to secure a prosperous future for our organizations.

Many companies were initially structured for efficiency and followed predictable models that are increasingly misaligned with today's requirements. In the contemporary landscape, successful organizations must prioritize agility and adaptability. Quick decision-making and actions are essential, necessitating a well-prepared structure capable of proactively identifying challenges and opportunities for improvement.
So, how can we predict the future of an organization? This can be accomplished in two fundamental ways: by foreseeing potential setbacks and leveraging favorable circumstances. In our role as Super Advisors at HRider, we're here to provide you with some valuable guidance to help ensure a long and prosperous life for your company:
  • Organizational culture:
    Employees want to work for organizations they believe in and whose values are according to yours. Allow all of you to create that culture in which you all feel comfortable and happy.
  • Expand corporate headquarters:
    With digital transformation, a transformation in the structures of organizations is necessary. You no longer need to have your entire team in the same building. With the speed with which things change, we cannot afford to make our company's talent dependent on proximity to our corporate headquarters. Use technology to encourage your employees to work as a team, even if they are not physically in the same place.
  • United Team:
    Communication is the nervous system of an organization. Whether or not the company's team is expanded, it must always keep people connected anytime, anywhere. In addition, good communication also allows collective intelligence to exist and we already know that many minds solve and innovate more and better than just one.
  • Netarchy structure:
    Hierarchies that promote cultures based on control and fear oppose the culture of commitment, development of talent and innovation that we seek today. Today's organizations need structures in which communication and collaboration flow towards all the senses.
  • Women's Empowerment:
    Many of the companies are losing competitiveness by not taking into account the talent of women for leadership positions. If you want to have a fair organization that takes advantage of the diversity of professional skills, break that glass ceiling that doesn't let you/us/them grow.
  • Emotional salary:
    That all team members can balance their personal and professional lives is vital to the health of the organization. But this is just one example of many: flexible hours, teleworking, training...
  • Always holding hands with technology:
    You don't have to buy every gadget that comes on the market, but you do need to identify those tools that will benefit your organization if you implement them. The technology allows us to be more agile and efficient and leave behind the heavy bureaucracy that slows down any process. Focus and seek specialized solutions for specific problems.
  • Human leaders:
    Yes, that rumor that bosses are human beings is true too. And yes, you, as the boss, must learn to ask for help, admit mistakes and delegate tasks. No one likes the scary boss figure and it doesn't help make a team productive, let alone create a healthy organization.
  • Feedback and recognition:
    New leaders give their team feedback and recognition in real time through agile and fast software (such as Hrider, wink-wink). Periodic feedback allows employees to reset their goals, make progress on objectives, and feel recognized and rewarded. Evaluate your team, allow them to evaluate you, and effective feedback begins to flourish! Knowing the performance of your team makes planning a successful career plan much easier.


Indeed, as organizations evolve, they must embrace change and proactively seek opportunities to thrive. By fostering adaptability and nurturing both the company and its employees, the future holds promise for dynamic growth and career development.
As Master Yoda wisely said, "The future is always in motion." It's essential to remain flexible and forward-thinking to navigate the ever-changing landscape of the business world successfully.


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