From one of the foremost thinkers in business and organization, a deeply researched examination on the true future of work
The world of work is shifting to become a Nowhere Office faster than anyone could imagine. The pandemic has accelerated shifts caused by increased automation and the 4th Industrial Revolution, and perhaps as much as one third of the world’s permanent workforce will become remote-based; where offices as we know it will need to be repurposed for less and different kinds of occupancy; where the challenges of managing ‘WFH’ teams multiply, and where the idea of ‘Purpose’ itself – of meaningful work – begins to take center stage. This book takes the view that these changes are irreversible to some degree and yet should be broadly welcomed as a moment to improve on the failures of the workplace.
The Nowhere Office is an analysis of this pivotal moment in the history of work. Julia Hobsbawm, a leading voice on the social health of businesses offers a strategic and practical guide, voicing the problems that beset work –the endemic stagnant productivity and stress crisis that predated the pandemic – and asks: isn’t now the time to develop something better, something more meaningful, something more workable?