Thrive in the Future of Work

How Embracing An Agile Mindset Will Benefit You And Your Organization

What can you do to create a thriving working life for yourself and your organization? How can you shape your Future of Work against the backdrop of current and future workplace trends such as emerging technologies, uncertainty, and seemingly constant change?

THRIVE in the Future of Work provides a journey through the realities, implications and solutions for the rapidly changing world of work we live in today. It is a practical account of what we know so far from those who are already there - and it is both a guide and an invitation for you to explore what your own path will be towards Future of Work readiness and fulfilment.

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“Kevin Empey has done a masterful job of helping fold the future into the present in one of the most prevalent settings in our lives: work and working life” Dave Ulrich

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About Our Book

The book is presented in four parts across eight chapters. Each chapter provides a mix of facts, research, case studies, tools and prompts to help the reader address the question of what can they do in practical terms to help future-proof themselves and their organizations in the changing world of work.

Part 1

“The Changing World of Work and the Agility Challenge” examines the shifts and trends apparent in the world of work and how they have intensified in recent years. We explore what the Future of Work means in practical terms and how can it be broken down at individual and organisational level. The case for Agility as a core capability for future of work readiness is discussed and we explore the challenges and benefits of Agility and how it can be managed.

Part 2

“The Future Ready Organisation” explores the practical realities and implications of the Future of Work at the wider organisational level. We discuss the emergence of a New Employment Deal, as well its implications, challenges and opportunities for leaders, employees and for HR. We look at the future role of the leader and of HR in shaping the new world of work.

Part 3

“Future-Fit and Future-Ready” focuses on Future of Work readiness and Agility at the individual level. We look at the elements and the benefits of an agile mindset - and skillset - and how these can help to proactively manage uncertainty and change with purpose and confidence. The research-based elements of a personal agility are explored to demonstrate how individuals can – and already are – successfully navigating the challenges and opportunities presented by the changing world of work.

Part 4

“A Call to Action for the Future” examines the emerging choices for navigating the Future of Work at the societal level, especially in relation to areas such as ESG, education and employment policy. We explore what is needed from all of us as a society to proactively create a work environment where no one is left behind and for “good work” to thrive into the future. Finally, Your Call to Action summarizes the key messages from the book and outlines five practical steps you can take in navigating your own path into the Future of Work.