MAKE THE FUTURE WORK FOR YOU


How is the world of work changing? Why is it changing?
What should employees, managers and companies do about it?
The FOW Community answers these questions and gives our members the professional network and the members-only resources they need to shape the future of work
for themselves and for their organizations.

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How Collaborative is Your Organization?

Collaboration is a crucial part of the future of work and the new standard for how work gets done. It's also important for success on both a personal and organizational level. We have developed a short quiz that will determine where your organization lies within the collaboration maturity spectrum. Take the quiz to find out how advanced your organization really is.

1. You are asked to provide an overview of your organization's annual objectives as they relate to collaboration. Realistically, you can provide...

2. Pick the answer that is most accurate. Managers at my organization…

3. The people who collaborate at my organization are…

4. If asked about collaboration technology at your organization, the answer closest to the truth would be...

5. Which of the following is true about collaboration at your organization?

6. Does your company have a strategic vision for incorporating collaboration?

7. Employees at my organization…

8. I think that my organization is (pick the answer that fits best)…

9. If I needed to learn about collaboration at my company, I could…

10. Which of the following groups have adopted collaboration at your organization and are using it? Select all that apply.

11. Fill in the blank. I can ____ the value that collaboration has for our company.

Unaware

We assess that your organization is currently unaware of collaboration techniques. Does this mean you don’t play nicely with others? Absolutely not, it just means that your company hasn’t yet considered the benefits of collaboration. The great news is that you are in a fantastic position to introduce collaboration at your company. In fact, you stand to gain the most from our Future of Work community, as we can give you the from-the-ground-up steps to developing your vision for collaboration, and building an incredible collaborative community. As Mark Twain wrote, “The secret to getting ahead is getting started.”

Exploring

We assess that your organization is aware of collaboration techniques and is exploring their value. You are Indiana Jones standing in front of the golden idol, measuring how best to reach out and snag it. You’ve probably seen some of the benefits of collaboration, but you aren’t sure if it is appropriate for your organization or if implementing it is feasible. That’s what the Future of Work community is going to help you discover, and we’ll show you how to make collaboration a reality without hurting your current business practices.

Defined

We assess that your organization has defined what collaboration can do for it and has a vision for what this looks like. If you’re feeling any twangs of pressure in your chest or having trouble sleeping at nights, don’t worry; that’s normal for this stage. The defined organization is in a tough spot: it can no longer ignore the benefits of collaboration, but the work still needs to get done in order to actually implement it. That’s where our community comes in. Here you will find the guides you need in order to construct a strong implementation plan and bring collaboration to your company without a hitch.

Adoptive

We assess that your organization is in the process of fully adopting collaborative techniques. You’ve done a lot of work to get to this stage and now you’re in the uncomfortable position of waiting for the baby to be born. You still have to assess how employees are receiving the new policies, have to find ways to quantify the benefits you know collaboration has, and be ready to tweak and touch up your practices as needed. Does this feel like uncharted territory? Don’t worry, it’s not. You aren’t the only (nor the first) company in these waters. Our community is going to connect you all with each other, and give you maps to the buried treasure.

Adaptive

Congratulations! We assess that you are an adaptive organization, putting you at the peak level of performance where collaboration is concerned. Your company not only uses collaborative techniques, but is always improving on them. We hope you’ll enjoy our community and share your experiences with others who could benefit from the knowledge. In return, we’ll provide you with a direct line to the latest techniques and tools, that you will definitely be interested in considering for use at your company.

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TESTIMONIALS

Read what our members say

  • I have learned so much already; the amazing people who joined us today at the forum come with so many different insights; from a community standpoint, the interests about where talent is going and how do you serve them and motivate them is a passion point for every company that is in the know. If you want to be successful, and understand where talent is going and which trends, then you'd be foolish to be ignorant of those things.
    In an world of uncertainty, one thing is certain. The future is coming and what we did yesterday is not going to work tomorrow. As a HR professional I am responsible for understanding how the future of work is going to impact my organization and be as prepared as possible to deal with that change. As a member of the FOW Community I have a single source for information, insight and ideas all focused on helping me be prepared for the future of work with the added benefit of being able to interact through a variety of different methods with other community members. It’s a great community and I look forward to being part of it as it continues to grow.
  • What sets this community apart is the wide range of topics discussed by people living in the business. The future of work is not only about using an enterprise social network, it’s much broader and complex. The discussions, down-to-earth practical advice and sharing of experiences are supplemented with a high volume of white papers, podcasts, webinars making the FOWC a great place to be for anyone trying to stay relevant by anticipating tomorrow’s world of business.
    What's been terrific is being a part of a community of individuals who are really trying to think out of the box about what the future of work is going to look like and do something about it.
  • I’m focused on the changing workplace and want to be at the tip of the spear when new thought leadership is proposed. The membership is diverse in functional areas and represents many different companies. Individual perspectives have driven my own thinking beyond what it was. New and highly relevant articles are shared or conversations are posted daily. Cisco is a key enabler of the future workplace and it’s critical to have engagement with people who are also focused on the workplace. Interacting with senior LOB leaders, workplace strategy consultants and people focused on facilities is critical and allows me to bring fresh perspectives to our leadership team. 
    No one can predict the future, but working together we can create it. The Future of Work Community brings together experienced practitioners working to plan and drive transformational technology-enabled changes throughout their organizations. The community's online forum is private gateway to a treasure trove of meticulously created and curated research, best practices and interactive discussions. FOWC in-person events provide small group access to top tier of speakers, practitioners and company tours. Quite honestly, being a member of the community has been an unfair advantage for me -- I invite other experienced practitioners to make it theirs.
  • The community comprises passionate leaders that drive change in a holistic manner. My responsibility is to create the vision and direction from a technology POV for B2E Services to enable individuals and teams to be more productive, within a great work experience. Through the FOWC, I get great insights and feedback on ideas I share, which provides a Priceless experience. In addition to human interaction, I have access to valuable resources like in-person events and webinars that provide knowledge in many areas like collaboration, mobility, company culture and machine learning. I’m fortunate to be a founding FOWC member. I can’t imagine living my work life without it!
    Whether in workplace design, corporate real estate, human resources, operations or business leadership the future of work is clearly a very important area of focus. The Future of Work Community is an invaluable forum to meet fellow professionals, thought leaders and to brainstorm, fact find, gain insights and help shape what the future of work could and should be. With regular webinars, chat rooms, blogs and occasional face to face meet ups, its a great way to connect, learn and contribute to the conversation. The Future of Work Community is an important element of our strategy in our quest to Inspire Life at Work.
  • I have learned so much already; the amazing people who joined us today at the forum come with so many different insights; from a community standpoint, the interests about where talent is going and how do you serve them and motivate them is a passion point for every company that is in the know. If you want to be successful, and understand where talent is going and which trends, then you'd be foolish to be ignorant of those things.
  • In an world of uncertainty, one thing is certain. The future is coming and what we did yesterday is not going to work tomorrow. As a HR professional I am responsible for understanding how the future of work is going to impact my organization and be as prepared as possible to deal with that change. As a member of the FOW Community I have a single source for information, insight and ideas all focused on helping me be prepared for the future of work with the added benefit of being able to interact through a variety of different methods with other community members. It’s a great community and I look forward to being part of it as it continues to grow.
  • What sets this community apart is the wide range of topics discussed by people living in the business. The future of work is not only about using an enterprise social network, it’s much broader and complex. The discussions, down-to-earth practical advice and sharing of experiences are supplemented with a high volume of white papers, podcasts, webinars making the FOWC a great place to be for anyone trying to stay relevant by anticipating tomorrow’s world of business.
  • What's been terrific is being a part of a community of individuals who are really trying to think out of the box about what the future of work is going to look like and do something about it.
  • I’m focused on the changing workplace and want to be at the tip of the spear when new thought leadership is proposed. The membership is diverse in functional areas and represents many different companies. Individual perspectives have driven my own thinking beyond what it was. New and highly relevant articles are shared or conversations are posted daily. Cisco is a key enabler of the future workplace and it’s critical to have engagement with people who are also focused on the workplace. Interacting with senior LOB leaders, workplace strategy consultants and people focused on facilities is critical and allows me to bring fresh perspectives to our leadership team. 
  • No one can predict the future, but working together we can create it. The Future of Work Community brings together experienced practitioners working to plan and drive transformational technology-enabled changes throughout their organizations. The community's online forum is private gateway to a treasure trove of meticulously created and curated research, best practices and interactive discussions. FOWC in-person events provide small group access to top tier of speakers, practitioners and company tours. Quite honestly, being a member of the community has been an unfair advantage for me -- I invite other experienced practitioners to make it theirs.
  • The community comprises passionate leaders that drive change in a holistic manner. My responsibility is to create the vision and direction from a technology POV for B2E Services to enable individuals and teams to be more productive, within a great work experience. Through the FOWC, I get great insights and feedback on ideas I share, which provides a Priceless experience. In addition to human interaction, I have access to valuable resources like in-person events and webinars that provide knowledge in many areas like collaboration, mobility, company culture and machine learning. I’m fortunate to be a founding FOWC member. I can’t imagine living my work life without it!
  • Whether in workplace design, corporate real estate, human resources, operations or business leadership the future of work is clearly a very important area of focus. The Future of Work Community is an invaluable forum to meet fellow professionals, thought leaders and to brainstorm, fact find, gain insights and help shape what the future of work could and should be. With regular webinars, chat rooms, blogs and occasional face to face meet ups, its a great way to connect, learn and contribute to the conversation. The Future of Work Community is an important element of our strategy in our quest to Inspire Life at Work.

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Join a large and vibrant community of members with a common goal: to future proof their careers and their organizations. Get access to a variety of learning resources like insightful podcasts, tactical webinars, topical case studies, strategy white papers and more!

Organizational Culture

39 members

An open group that explores what organizations can do to help employees and managers/leaders get to a desired state by changing behavior.

All Things Collaboration

33 members

An open group for members to discuss all things related to collaboration including strategy design, change management, implementation plans, evaluating and selecting vendors and developing governance. 


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