I recently came across a video created by Dave Coplin, on his site, RSA Animate, on the topic of Re-Imagining Work. The video shows a time-lapse evolution of an illustration depicting truth and honestly that arcs through how we work today.
I talk a lot about the mobile and connected enterprise, coaching people and organizations on how to shift to working in a new mobile social economy. I think Dave’s work is compelling and quite interesting, and wanted to share it here in hopes that it may shed light on a new way of looking at the transformations happening underfoot and how leadership might begin to rethink, how we think and approach work.
Some of the key takeaways for me:
- Getting people more engaged and more productive at work
- It’s about “friction free” sharing and collaborating
- Organizations are not more productive because of processes, organizations are more productive because of people innovating, creating, collaborating together
- Today, mobile and social platforms remove barriers to connecting and collaborating
- Work no longer has to be about where you sit
- Work is no longer a destination, today, mobile and social enable you to contribute and do your knowledge work from anywhere, at any time
- It’s about choosing the location where you want to be and where you are most creative, innovative, productive
- It’s about being mindful of the tasks in front of you and the best place to get that done
- Are today’s office spaces really fit for purpose?
- Empower your employees to choose: the best place for them to work, with the best tools for the job
- The right infrastructure, culture and processes make this possible
Enjoy Dave’s video (PS: I wish I could draw like this).