“The shifting of the organizational design will, in turn, lead to a new kind of operating model – one that can accommodate a more transient workforce. Generation Y employees are very comfortable with a more integrated professional and personal life as long as working schedules are flexible.” James Kerr, Management-Issues
In this article Kerr makes many statements about the way that organisational and operating models will change over the next ten years; from the collapse of the “monogamous” worker to the connectedness of people and things. He highlights the need for this transition to managed, rather than left to evolve organically, so that security risks can be tracked and pacified along the way.
But with all the talk of companies needing to “break the mould” and embrace the flexible “working arrangements preferred by Millenials” what becomes of the traditionalists? Those that want to do a 9-5 and then switch off when they are at home? Can a balance be found? And will the different working style be able to work together?
Read Kerr’s full article here and let us know your thoughts on and experiences of the evolving workplace.