Does a knowledge worker need a knowledge manager?

Here’s a thought: in a matter of years, the worker and the manager positions will be reversed in the organisational hierarchy. There are three parts to the economics of pay and hierarchy: 1. Control of assets. Workers have little control and authority over assets and are paid to ‘just work’.  At the low end, managers […]

Fairness – working it well

This week in the second part of our look at fairness, guest writer Geoff Callard, discusses how workplaces can be more fair.   For our primitive ancestors, fairness was a matter of survival.  Fairness ensured that members of the community would cooperate and share resources, especially during times of scarcity. It doesn’t take too much […]

Fairness – it’s all in your head

This week’s post comes courtesy of guest writer, Geoff Callard.   I recently worked on a large IT implementation project with a team including a hand selected group of ‘Subject Matter Experts’.  These were eight of the organisation’s young stars – selected as part of their career development path. Within two months of the project […]

Some things change; some things never change: future work imagined

Fast forward fifteen years from 2014.  The robot has not completely taken over but they and automation have definitely changed the landscape of work.   This post is not meant to be a crystal ball into our future world; rather it attempts to extend what we already see happening in work and imagines the movement of […]