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If you think this is just another podcast, think again. We are the heart and soul of crucial conversations focused on helping you reimagine your tomorrow and exploring the convergence of people, technology and business. Geeks Geezers Googlization is hosted by Ira S Wolfe.

Jul 31, 2023

In this episode, we take a deep dive into a whole new approach to productivity, acknowledging that the age-old "proven" methods of the last 100 years, focused on output and efficiency since the Industrial Revolution, no longer work. Listen as we explore how trust has become an indispensable factor, especially in our data-driven workplaces where privacy regulations are tighter than ever before. Discover why companies overlooking these aspects might find themselves skating on thin ice.

Productivity surveillance, an increasingly prominent aspect of contemporary workplaces, also comes under scrutiny in our riveting chat with Steve Hatfield, Deloitte's Global Future of Work Leader. Steve argues that enhancing worker performance lies not in relentless monitoring, but in figuring out what allows each individual to truly shine.

We also take a deep dive into how AI and wearables will help craft individualized work schedules and explore the idea of a "skills hub" within organizations.  We conclude with a thought-provoking discussion on the shifting nature of organizational structures, the importance of team-based work, and the need for a more collaborative workforce ecosystem. 

Key takeaways include: 

1) Reimagining productivity in the digital age requires a shift in perspective - it's not about ticking boxes, but about empowering employees to work in a way that allows them to give their best. Trust, privacy, regulatory management, and individual preferences are all crucial ingredients.

2) The "skills hub" concept and ecosystem collaboration are key strategies for organizations to effectively manage their diverse workforces, drawing on a variety of sources including full-time employees, gig workers, contractors, and vendors.

3) As organizations flatten and team-based work becomes the norm, embracing change and fostering collaboration are key. Equipped with digital platforms and data, individuals have the tools to steer their own career paths, driving greater satisfaction and productivity.


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