- Workplace of the Future
- The future workplace will be a lifetime education center/learning
experience. The results; employees will learn how to create wealth for
their employer and themselves. This is achieved by developing a love to
- Part 1 - Workplace Leadership
- In many of today's work environments, employees primary goal is
quitting time and payday. Leaders priorities are power, control and
maintaining the status quo. Getting the job done is down the list. Once
needed skills are mastered and employees follow established procedures,
the job offers little or no challenge. The unwritten law, "accept the
way things are or leave."
- Part 2 - Workplace Education
- Change equals challenge which is the source of motivation, workplace
efficiency and job security. Because of fast changing trends and
technology, work environments are evolving into continuous challenges.
Responsibility is moving to the front line where it becomes the workers'
responsibility to find the best way to get the job done, not management
alone. For this to succeed, the front line must have continuous learning
opportunity, be in a continuous learning mode and be continuously
adapting to new technology.
- Part 3 - Work Environment Notes
- Notes based on my experiences and my analyses of these experiences.
Who has the efficiency advantage?
Below are two warriors who will complete the
job, but at what efficiency level? Each works under a different
leadership style that is based on organization leadership priority,
worker responsibility or command-and-control?
These priorities produce different results, sometimes opposite, and
cannot be considered equal. The organization's priority determines its
Efficiency under worker
People who are first aware of elementary
problems have full authority to prevent or solve them while the problem is
minor. Management is not involved with them, they are focused on new trends
and technology. Management's priority is to GET THE JOB DONE.
Efficiency under command-and-control leadership!...
The front line does not have authority
to solve or prevent elementary problems - they must go through management
before authority to take action is granted. Some of these problems pile up
and become a never - ending burden on the front line while other problems
grow until they explode, at which time they are recognized. Management is
preoccupied with the exploding elementary problems. Management's priority is
Decision-making responsibility and learning opportunity work together. If
an employer wants employees to assume responsibility and make quality
decisions, they must organize in a way that offers learning opportunity.