#HelpingYouWork - The Future of Work and the 4th Industrial Revolution

#HelpingYouWork - The Future of Work and the 4th Industrial Revolution

By Judith Griessel: Articles and insights on how we need to change our thinking and start planning for the new world of work. Freelancing, gigging, and more.

Five Business Priorities for the Future of Work

The future of work transition is well underway. PwC identifies 5 key priorities, from a company's business strategy to employee experiences.

These are the 10 best job skills to have in South Africa – and the 10 worst

The World Economic Forum has published its 2020 Future of Jobs report, looking at how demand for certain job types are expected to change over the next few years.

Op-Ed: Why Africa needs talent networks instead of more consulting companies

The advisory services industry in Africa is still in its infancy, at levels far below global averages. Yet, our companies are in no less need of assistance to grow and expand; indeed, the need is much greater in Africa, given the scourge of joblessness among our young people.

Distributed Work’s Five Levels of Autonomy

Any company that can enable their people to be fully effective in a distributed fashion, can and should do it far beyond after this current crisis has passed.” It’s a moral imperative. But that doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy, or that the chaotic and stressful first taste some workplaces are getting right now is one that inspires them to keep trying.

Things To Watch Out For While Working Remotely

Collaboration technology is making remote teams more efficient and productive, but the human body is the weakest link in a distributed workforce infrastructure. Meet burnout, one of the leading causes of failed remote projects.

One Circle HR

5 ways to justify engaging freelance independent consultants to add value to your business Written by: One Circle Team created on: 02-04-2020 Much of the world is scrambling to adjust to the new normal of work, forced upon us by much of the world's response to the pandemic.



By Judith Griessel - Resources to facilitate remote work and flexible working



By Judith Griessel - How to successfully implement and sustain Remote Work

How The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Accelerating The Future Of Work

For a decade we have talked about accelerated change. The pace of change in technology, the economy, and society are reshaping the future of work. Yet progress towards actual transformation has been, paradoxically, slow. That is, until now.

4th Industrial Revolution - What is it, exactly?

4IR is "characterised by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres". 4IR refers to the current stage of human development where disruptive technologies and trends such as the Internet of Things, robotics, virtual reality and Artificial Intelligence are changing the way people in societies live and interact. It follows that 4IR simultaneously brings great opportunities and serious risks. Opportunities: new technologies are able to process information faster which in turn can drive economic growth, empower individuals and fuel entrepreneurship and improve the health system. Risks: new technologies pose serious risks particularly from the perspectives of cybercrimes, personal information and employment. While new technologies can create new jobs, they can also nullify and replace existing jobs. There is accordingly a newfound need to upskill and reskill employees to ensure that they remain relevant in the workplace. Lifelong learning is essential for all people, irrespective of age. This is especially important in light of the high levels of unemployment in South Africa.

3 steps to reskilling in the digital era that no leader can afford to miss

Skills are required to execute on technology. Here's how that informs your people and business strategies.

How Machine Learning and AI Will Impact Engineering

Artificial Intelligence is poised to drastically change every area of our lives. However, it might have its largest impact on the way that engineers design and make things.

Want to Work Remotely? 23 Companies Offering a Great Remote Work Experience

Remote work will be the most important workforce transition in history. Already, there are far more workers who want to work remotely than jobs to go round.


#HelpingYouWork - Coronavirus, Remote work and the Modern Workplace

By Judith Griessel - Advice on leveraging modern workplace practices and tools to combat the spread of infectious diseases

Why working from home should be standard practice

And if your boss is on the fence, here’s a compelling case study — from economics professor Nicholas Bloom — to show her.

The augmented workplace – Tips on how to get ready from a labour law and HR perspective - The Mail & Guardian

There’s huge potential for this digitally enabled opportunity to re-balance gender representation in the economy, according to Fasken and One Circle HR

Freelancers can solve the corporate innovation conundrum

Corporates have tried to copy the startup ethos of “move fast and break things, but it often clashes with traditional hiring. Freelancers can bridge the gap.

A Live Hologram Explains the Future of Remote Work

Anand Agarawala, CEO and co-founder of Spatial, joins Cheddar Innovates to show how augmented reality can be used for virtual meetings and workplace collaboration. Spatial's Head of Business, Jacob Loewenstein, also joins via hologram.

Four Ideas That Will Change The Future Of Work

The future of work rests on much more than just new technologies. What do businesses really need to do to create jobs that deliver a real sense of purpose and add real competitive advantage, while creating an organization that works for everyone?

5 Ways To Future-Proof Your Workforce

What can business and learning leaders do to position their workforce for success?

How to Hire Remote Employees?

Remote work is not a trend; it's the future. Many companies are embracing remote work and hiring remote employees as well, because of the added benefits of higher productivity, less wasted time, and lower overhead firsthand. Remote Companies looking to attract and retain top talent have to implement remote work policies. Zapier [https://zapier.com/blog/remote-work-report-by-zapier/] found out that 95 percent of U.S. knowledge workers want to work remotely, and 74 percent would be willing to qui

The Future of Jobs report 2018 - WEF

The Future of Jobs Report 2018 (herein: “report”) presents information and data that were compiled and/or collected by the World Economic Forum

What The Heck Is AIOps?

AIOps flips the script, giving IT the speed it needs not only to keep up, but to lead from the front.

Highlights from the LinkedIn Global Talent Trends report

What trends are shaping recruiting and HR – and how can your team get ahead? Find out with these key findings from the Global Talent Trends 2020 report.

Crucial steps for future-proofing your employees

Here’s how to prepare your employees for the future while safeguarding your organisation’s longevity.

The First Step Of Business Model Innovation: Focus

Companies that managed to bring fundamental innovation to industries that had been deprived of it for long all had one thing in common: They did not start with something new, but they stopped doing certain things.

Why Consultants Quit Their Jobs to Go Independent | Eden McCallum

While firms have traditionally competed with each other for talent, now they are competing with another alternative: going independent

4IR and South Africa | Webber Wentzel

​​​​​The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is upon us. 4IR is affecting all levels of society, including the world of work. In his recent book, Magnetiize, John Sanei asks: Am I running away from the darkness, or am I moving towards the light?

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, a tool for empowerment in South Africa?

What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution? The World Economic Forum (2018) defines the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) as a ?fundamental change in the way we live, work and relate to one another.? The 4IR is a stage in human development enabled by ...

4th Industrial Revolution as a workforce planning issue – SABPP – The People Factor magazine

The ‘new world of work’ of the ‘4th Industrial Revolution’ is one of the major topics of our time, being the central topic of the 2019 World Economic Forum in Switzerland in February this year; one of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s main themes in recent speeches; the focus point of SABPP’s 2020 to 2030 Strategy, unveiled at the June AGM; and the theme of the 2019 SABPP Summit to be held in August.To...

Gearing up for Longevity: Insights from Global Executive Roundtables

A game-changing mega trend is quickly altering the workplace as we know it. While technological breakthroughs consistently transform how we work in the 21st century, increased longevity is reshaping the workforce itself.

Job losses rising in the formal sector

South Africa has seen an increase in job losses in the third quarter. According to Statistics SA, at least 28-thousand jobs were lost in the formal sector. L...

What the next 20 years will mean for jobs – and how to prepare

Updating education, rethinking benefits and greater employee flexibility are just three of the ways we should rethink work for the 21st-century, says the founder of Upwork.

4 recruitment strategies for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Companies need to look beyond qualifications to gear up for our new world of work. They need to face the ongoing challenge to reinvent human capital to address the skills gap and mismatch of skills, with them turning to implementing different strategies.

ITD Solutions SAS: Protecting privacy in practice

The current use, development and limits of Privacy Enhancing Technologies in data analysis. This report by the Royal Society comes in the midst of a period of rapid developments in the collection, analysis and use of data. We are becoming ever more aware of the social, research and business benefits of accessing and using the data generated through everyday activities. We need to ensure that when such data is collected and used it is done so for good reasons, in a well-governed way and so that sensitive personal data or valuable commercial data is adequately protected.

What is the gig economy – and could it work in South Africa?

The gig economy is a silent revolution that is set to change the face of employment law, says Bowmans.

Will Your Skill Set Be Relevant In The Future?

The jobs of the future don’t necessarily require a formal education, but staying in the game will require mental dedication, along with being tech savvy and digitally relevant. The future will also turn our definition of so-called “experts” upside-down. These days, it’s possible to meet a 19-year-old who already has 12 years of experience. Since we are all living in the information age, it is extremely easy for people to gain intellect and know-how across a variety fields even much faster than pursuing a 4-year college degree. With information and expertise now moving at the speed of light, what can you do to prepare for the workplace transformation. Can you trust the things you learn in school or at work to prepare you for the future? Will you take charge of your development or will you simply decline? The main thing to understand is if you don’t take serious strides towards changing or progressing, there’s a pretty good chance that you’ll stagnate or start going backward. We have to be prepared for lifelong learning. There is no finish line. And we should always stay flexible as functional and traditional job roles as we know it may greatly change.

Breaking The Faustian Pact: What Motivates Professionals In A Gig Economy World?

As the benefits of flexible working are increasingly recognised, leaders need to understand what motivates freelance professionals versus their traditional counterparts.

Tips on How to Negotiate with Freelancers

Follow this advice to avoid getting ripped off by freelancers while upholding your end of the agreement..

On-demand gigs are now lifeblood of economy - Raconteur

Going freelance as an experienced project manager can be a win-win for the individual and client

How to navigate SA's evolving legal landscape

Judith Griessel - Illustration: A law firm detected that the billable hours of a group of younger Associates were declining, despite being given more and more work. This caused concern, as tracking billable hours is how performance and promotion potential has traditionally been determined. Their investigation showed that this group of Associates utilised their "Connectional Intelligence" (yes, it is a thing, following after IQ and EQ) and helped each other to get the work done faster and smarter by way of WhatsApp groups and similar means. They actually performed better, and delivered better and faster results for their clients. However - if this law firm sticks to its traditional performance criteria to identify top performers, the picture would be skewed, since the outstanding results of individual Associates would not be reflected by the measurement of their billable hours. Recognising the impact of technology and being prepared to utilise the intuitive connectional intelligence of the new generations in the workplace (instead of complaining about it), will set an employer apart and give it a competitive edge. We need to entirely change our thinking.

How AR, AI, Sensors & Blockchain are Converging Into Web 3.0

How each of us sees the world is about to change dramatically? For all of human history, the experience of looking at the world was roughly the same for everyone. But boundaries between the digital and physical are beginning to fade.

Are You Ready to Go Freelance? Copy | Eden McCallum

What are the benefits and challenges that highly skilled workers face when they move to independent work? What skills can help them to thrive?

What Are The Pros And Cons Of The Gig Economy?

What are the pros and cons of the gig economy? This question was originally answered on Quora by Peter Swaniker.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: what it means and how to respond

We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before. We do not yet know just how it will unfold, but one thing is clear: the response to it must be integrated and comprehensive, involving all stakeholders of the global polity, from the public and private sectors to academia and civil society.