Is the “future of work” happening in your office? Just look around.
Words by Nick Lucchesi
Illustration by Hoi Chan
Think of something new you’ve done lately at work. Something that felt easier. Was it an A.I. suggestion, helpfully predictive text, or an app integration that just worked?
Maybe a blocker vanished just as an automated workflow emerged. That’s the future of work in action.
For nearly a decade, the term has been growing in interest (look at Google searches). It’s no surprise either: Artificial intelligence, automation, video conferencing tech, better work apps, and the proliferation of and access to data have made connection and productivity easier.
At The Workback, where we’re exploring the future of leadership, we believe that the future of work is happening now. If you look around, you can see it in your own office. You may be the agent of change or part of an org-wide adoption of a new way of thinking.
This is the 2023 Future of Work Issue from The Workback, the magazine for leaders published by Asana.
In our reporting for this special issue, we reveal how that future means less busy work. The future means investing in A.I. and leveraging its predictive power. The future also means there might be an “avocado problem.” It means inspiration needs to connect to productivity. The future means exercising good decision hygiene. It’s about turning obstacles into innovation. Science also shows that distributed workforces can thrive in this new era—if we use the right tools. The future is one where empathy has a measurable impact on productivity. The future means, we hope, fewer meetings. The future means remembering essential truths.
Here’s to the future, which is happening right now. Just look around.
The Future of Work Issue: Table of Contents
April 10, 2023
The 8 rules for co-creation, by Asana’s Chief Product Officer
By Alex Hood
May 10, 2023
Too many meetings? There’s a bold solution.
May 1, 2023
Avoid the “avocado problem” of A.I.
Want your distributed workforce to thrive? A new study reveals how leaders can make it possible.
April 20, 2023
11 universal truths that power world-changing research
April 10, 2023
What it actually takes to get R.O.I. from A.I.
May 12, 2023
Turn obstacles into innovation—fast
April 21, 2023
Leverage the predictive power of A.I.
May 11, 2023
Don’t collaborate harder. Collaborate smarter.
April 24, 2023
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