We are going through a change in the history of work: the time has come for the business of the future.
You may not have realized it, but we’re still employing industrial-age labor practices.
Which means that we have been repeating the same pattern for more than 200 years, even though we never get tired of saying that we are in the information age.
We maintain organized companies with hierarchical and management systems of the nineteenth century. In this article you will discover how a business can approach the changes it must implement to become a company of the future.
Technology has revolutionized our personal and professional lives.
Its impact has had a great influence on the way in which we develop the tasks and, therefore, on our productive capacity.
Now it may seem normal, but two years ago technology allowed us to transform most jobs into telecommuting in record time.
However, now that everything has returned to normal, many companies have decided to recover the habits of the past, to the perplexity of many workers.
Today young people see the workplace in a very different way: the boundaries between the personal and the professional have blurred.
And that implies that they do not feel the need to be tied to an office to be able to work.
All this leads them to constantly question whether long working hours and the face-to-face model continue to make sense in many professions where it is not necessary.
They are those people who value their personal freedom and ask to have decision-making power over how work should be part of their lives.
Therefore, the company of the future must advocate for a model that allows its workers to manage their time in their own way, while meeting the requirements of the job. It will be the most effective way to reconcile personal and professional life.
Reduced working hours for parents, who tried to reconcile personal and professional life.
However, the usual thing was that this conciliation ended with its evolution within the company.
Taking this step was a message that family was more important than career goals and that, therefore, their trajectory tended to end.
Now new technologies allow us to do it differently.
The simple fact of being able to work from home will allow us to be much more efficient with time and the organization of tasks.
And, above all, gain more free time, ending the usual loss of hours in traffic jams, public transport and various movements that were not paid. To solve this, many companies have introduced flexible work schemes in an attempt to meet the demands of their employees.
Previously, the most valued by workers were the economic incentive packages that were used to retain employees with unusual skills.
But today, young people know that time is more valuable than money.
Therefore, they will always prefer work environments in which employees have a private life and do not have to sacrifice their freedom for professional success.
In the age of smart work, employees own their time.
They decide when and where to work and their boss puts trust in them.
It is not assumed that the work can only be done during the usual time and place.
To do this, the first thing to do is to stop measuring the hours worked and start measuring the performance data or achievement of objectives.
If the important thing to be recognized at work is to produce, the time and place are the least, because it will be more relevant to do it in the most productive hours of the employee.
For this, a change of mentality has to be made: from command and control, to leadership.
That employees feel like adults capable of making decisions that are taken into account in the company, will make a difference.
What’s the most important thing to know?
The new generations are questioning everything we took for granted and that is why it is important that we also rethink it and give meaning to every decision we make.
For these workers are not willing to simply comply, but are curious souls who will ask and seek to adapt the work to their lives, and not the other way around, as all previous generations did. That is where you must work in a reliable way.
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