Work Well-being: Leading thriving teams in rapidly changing times Paperback – 8 July 2020
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Leading thriving teams in rapidly changing teams
Over the last few years wellbeing has risen to the top of the agenda. It is one of the key challenges and opportunities our society faces.
In any given week, we spend more than a third of our waking hours at work, so it is the place we most need to get wellbeing right. Our research shows that wellbeing is a key priority for workers, with 83% saying it is up to the employer to facilitate wellbeing in the workplace.
Using data-driven insights, social researchers Ashley Fell and Mark McCrindle have surveyed thousands of employees on this topic to better equip managers, leaders and employees with a thorough understanding of what work wellbeing is, why it is important and how to achieve it.
About Work Wellbeing
The future of work
It is undisputed that the world of work is undergoing a massive transformation: from artificial intelligence to robotics and automation, what humans currently do and will be doing for work in the future is changing. The World Economic Forum predicts that ‘65% of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that don’t yet exist’. From the gig economy to teleworking and portfolio careers, how, where and why we work is changing.
It is not only technological shifts that are having big impacts on the workforce. Although they redefine our world, social and demographic changes also have profound implications for our future.
Why work wellbeing must be the key issue
With work becoming the third place, work wellbeing needs to be the key issue for two reasons. Because people are spending so much time at work the workplace itself needs to be geared up to enable people to flourish and thrive when they are there. Also, because work is replacing more traditional forms of community, workplace leaders need to ensure that realistic expectations are set around what needs the workplace can and cannot meet. This is particularly important as it not only protects the employee from having unrealistic expectations about the role of work in their lives, it also protects the workplace leader or employer from feeling as though they need to meet every aspect of their employee’s needs.
Leading teams in changing times
In an effort to describe the extent of change we’ve experienced, the previous decade introduced new terms such as ‘disruption’, ‘megatrends’ and ‘change fatigue’, and the unprecedented use of the word ‘unprecedented’. We live in a digital economy, our device playlists are generated by artificial intelligence, online stores use predictive algorithms to make purchasing suggestions and primary school students are learning coding and robotics. Leaders need to be responsive to the changing cultures, generations, backgrounds and expectations that comprise their teams. They’ve got to spend more time listening and understanding, not just speaking and directing.
About the Authors
Mark McCrindle is a social researcher with an international following. He is recognised as a leader in tracking emerging issues and researching social trends, and is attributed with naming the next generation, Generation Alpha. As an award-winning social researcher and an engaging public speaker, Mark regularly appears across many television networks and other media. He is a best-selling author, an influential thought leader, TEDx speaker and Principal of McCrindle Research. His advisory, communications and research company, McCrindle, count among its clients more than 100 of Australia's largest companies and leading international brands.
Ashley Fell is a social researcher, TEDx speaker and Director of Communications at the internationally recognised McCrindle. She is married to Michael and together they are based in Sydney, Australia. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys reading, travelling and spending time with her family (and Gen Alpha nieces and nephews).
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- Publisher : Rockpool Publishing (8 July 2020)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 224 pages
- ISBN-10 : 192592419X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1925924190
- Dimensions : 15.24 x 2.54 x 22.86 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 169 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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