The way we work is changing.
This change is being fueled by three major shifts. First, work/life balance is evolving to work/life blending, so there is a growing demand for a more flexible workplace where employees have control over how they work to fit their schedules. Second, the type of work being done in offices today has evolved over the last 20 years from task-based to knowledge-based. High-skilled, knowledge-based jobs grew 2x since 1983, while other types grew by only 1.3x. Lastly, the workforce is now very generationally diverse, with 35% consisting of millennials, 31% gen x-ers, and 31% baby boomers.
Cam Marston, Jacob Morgan and Diane Stegmeier are industry experts specializing in the future workplace. Cam addresses the demographic and psychographic trends impacting the workplace and marketplace. Jacob is the co-founder of the Future of Work Community, a member-based, professional network providing resources to shape the future of work for organizations. Diane is a globally-recognized leader in workplace change management. Of course, the learning environment is also shifting due to technological advancements and demands from students, faculty, and staff.
With millennials entering the workforce in such high numbers, some say that the workplace of the future is a mere extension of the highly collaborative, digital campuses that they seek and are accustomed to.
There is no greater example of expertise on the digital campus than Paige Francis, CIO of Fairfield University. Leading a highly successful digital strategy and implementation at Fairfield University, Paige has been named a 2014 Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader and listed as one of the Huffington Post’s Top 50 Most Social CIOs.
EMS Software is excited to host Cam, Jacob, Diane, Paige and more as keynote speakers at our annual conference, EMS Live! 2015, next week in Orlando. The conference will be a great opportunity to understand the future of work and learning spaces and how to implement the latest best practices into your strategy. I look forward to seeing you there.