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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-learn.

Workplace leadership style, skills, expanded learning opportunity equals productivity.

One hundred years ago workplace leadership was highly abusive, the assembly line reduced skill quality, and there was no additional learning opportunity. This trend produced high profit margins until organizations had to be competitive. Abusive work environments are highly inefficient, so leaders had to learn quality leadership or find a new job. Today, leadership that motivates produces high profit margins. What is missing is expanded workplace learning opportunity. Many people are out of work because their skill became obsolete and they did not expand them while employed. This is lost potential resources to the organization and employees. A hundred years from now competitive productivity will depend on leadership that promotes learning opportunity in the workplace. These organizations will be on the leading edge of technology and cannot afford employee turnover. Productivity is depending on employees learning new skills to keep current. Formal education will help land a job, but will not be a qualifier for keeping it, expanding skills will. Workplace learning opportunity is a lifetime education program that creates wealth for the origination and its employees.

The basic concept is for management to develop the program and the frontline makes decisions necessary to carry it out. The organization then has a workforce of innovators and quality decision makers at all levels. Employees are in a lifetime learning mode with a love-to-learn. Moving responsibility to the frontline removes layers of management.

Today there are organizations that promote workplace decision making at all levels. They are built on leadership innovation by social visionaries, those who invent entirely new ways of organizing human effort. Because of the opportunities they offer and skills employees acquire, they have a rock solid, dedicated workforce. An economic downturn has limited effect on these organizations. If an employee does lose their job, multipliable skills make it easier to get back into the job market.

A hundred years ago, societies mindset would not support today’s workplace leadership style beyond a few innovators. Today, society’s mindset will not support tomorrow’s workplace leadership style beyond a few innovators. There are reasons for this:

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