Our team have been examining all the supply chain, economic, political, technological and manufacturing trends and assessing their likelihood – determining the impact for work, the workplace and workplace management.
This report is based on a review of our Workplace Utilisation Studies undertaken with organisations over recent years. It sets out some frightening truths about the way in which the workplace is being used (or not) and points at ways under-utilised capacity can be used to get a better deal for people and shareholders.
Liz Nottingham at the 2013 Workplace Week Convention At the 2013 Workplace Week Convention hosted by PWC, Liz Nottingham, Regional HR director at Starcom Mediavest considered how to attract, inspire and retain talent in the connected organisation.
The term ‘Knowledge work’ was originally coined by the great Peter Drucker in 1956. Even back then he saw the emergence of new forms of organisation that relied on the creativity, ingenuity and competence of a new breed of workers, Knowledge Workers, people who ‘think for a living’. The outputs of Knowledge Workers are often intangible. Sometimes the Knowledge Worker is contributing knowledge to others, sometimes papers, reports or designs that lead to the creation of something else. Obviously eventually the Knowledge Workers endeavours must lead to something that someone can purchase for money.