Sergio Caredda

Part 3: When Work became a Job.

Sergio Caredda

Our Ultimate Quest for the Meaning of started with a Brief History of Work , where I tried to analyse the evolution of the meaning of work across time, with a specific focus on western culture.

Part 2: The Discourses of Work through History

Sergio Caredda

Our Ultimate Quest for the Meaning of Work has started with a Brief History of Work , where I tried to analyse the evolution of the meaning of Work across time, with a specific focus on western culture.

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Part 1: A Brief History of Work

Sergio Caredda

The Ultimate Q uest for the Meaning of Work cannot avoid looking into the depths of our History. In this first post of the series, I will try to give a quick overview of how the concept of Work has evolved, particularly with the surrounding forces behind it, including the overall society.

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The Ultimate Quest for the Meaning of Work. Introduction

Sergio Caredda

What is the Meaning of Work ? I guess many of us have been raising this question over time. I have just recently celebrated my 20th anniversary of working, yet the true meaning of work can be sometimes difficult to grasp. For sure, Work is a foundational element in the lives of every individual.

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10 Essential HR Blogs

Sergio Caredda

Last week I’ve started a series of posts where I will showcase some of the main sources of reading and inspiration. After looking at the resources on Organisation Design , here is my list of HR blogs. These are blogs that focus on the wide topic of HR and People Management in general (I will focus on more specialised blogs in the future). These blogs are those that have provided more food for thought over the past years. Again, the listing is in casual random order. Josh Bersin.

The hard route to flexibility: the risks of Remote Working

Sergio Caredda

What are the Risks of Remote Working? As Remote Working is still the hot topic of the year, thinking, from an HR perspective, what the risks of a fully flexible workforce are, is a simple consequence of the current discussion.

The New Future of Work after Covid-19

Sergio Caredda

Is it time to re-think the Future of Work? We have spent the vast majority of the past decade to reason about ways to improve Remote Working. We have created the word “SmartWork” to make it all sound cooler. We have been argued and discussed the impact of AI and Machine Learning on the jobs of the future. All these discussions have been wiped away pretty quickly in the wake of the Covid-19 Pandemics.

The New Future of Work after Covid-19

Sergio Caredda

Is it time to re-think the Future of Work? We have spent the vast majority of the past decade to reason about ways to improve Remote Working. We have created the word “SmartWork” to make it all sound cooler. We have been argued and discussed the impact of AI and Machine Learning on the jobs of the future. All these discussions have been wiped away pretty quickly in the wake of the Covid-19 Pandemics.

I Don’t want a New Normal.

Sergio Caredda

The New Normal has been a trending topic in the last weeks, as commentators of many different kinds have been trying to foresee what could happen after Covid19 pandemics settle. The language of a ‘new normal’ is being deployed almost as a way to defeat any uncertainty ushered in by the coronavirus. But the reality is that there is nothing ‘new’, and probably we shouldn’t even be looking at going back to a stage of ‘ normal ‘. Amy Edmondson has been very clear on this in a recent tweet.

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

May 1st 2020: Rethinking Work

Sergio Caredda

May 1st is Labour Day in most countries around the world. Although it still marks an ideological cleavage, as it was chosen as a date by the International, thus with a direct connection with Socialist and Communist movements, the sense of this day should not be lost. This year, this day of celebration is marked by the absence of workers , constrained in the most prolonged and most widespread lock-down in human history, due to the Covid19 pandemics.

10 Essential Behavioural Science Blogs

Sergio Caredda

Behavioural Science is today one of the greatest contributors to the underpinning concepts of the Human Resources function. Which is why I tend to focus a lot on sources of thought in this area. In reality I will use the term very loosely, as often contributions would come from Psychology and Sociology angles as well, but after all these are all domains that influence Human Behaviours, and grasping an understanding of this is essential in People Management and Organisation Design.

The Value of Diversity for LGBT+ People

Sergio Caredda

What is the Value of Diversity for LGBT+ People? This question is not always easy to answer, as there are many factors to be considered. Assessing the value of Diversity at an individual level is not just a question of the business case. It is something that touches many facets of our personal experience: self-acceptance, awareness, authenticity , performance, management style and leadership, just to name a few.

Remote Work Maturity: how to evolve to Smart Work.

Sergio Caredda

Remote Work and Smart Work are two of the most used words in the wake of the Covid19 Pandemics. I have written before that the current scenario is forcing us into one of the largest technology adoption experiments ever , and this definitely has an impact on the way we work. However, I also think it is necessary to clarify that for many organisations this is simply a “transfer of activities” at home.

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What skills for the Future of Work?

Sergio Caredda

What skills for the f uture of work ? The entire topic of The Future of Work is being discussed a lot. I decided to give it a slightly different read, and I recently started to write some posts titled “ Build Your Skills ” for the Future of Work. I have put my focus on what I believe to be the critical skills for true Digital leaders in this complex Digital World.

Reinventing Work

Sergio Caredda

A few days ago, on the occasion of May 1st, I had writ ten a short post about “Rethinking Work”. In a moment where the Covid19 Pandemics seems to be at least partially under control, and governments around the world are all planning their “reopening” strategies, Work appears to be one of the big losers in the first impacts of the economic downturn. On the other side, there have been many calls to look at what can be positively built after this crisis.

What is VUCA? The dazzling power of uncertainty.

Sergio Caredda

VUCA is such a common acronym in today’s managerial jargon that many have lost a full understanding of what VUCA means. So I’ll try to summarise the main aspects of this concept, see how this affect individuals and organisations, and check what can be done about it. A particularly relevant topic as we live through the Covid-19 crisis and discuss Organisational Resilience , the Future of our Work and other changes that affect our lives. Including a very personal one, my own little VUCA.

What is VUCA? The dazzling power of uncertainty.

Sergio Caredda

VUCA is such a common acronym in today’s managerial jargon that many have lost a full understanding of what VUCA means. So I’ll try to summarise the main aspects of this concept, see how this affect individuals and organisations, and check what can be done about it. A particularly relevant topic as we live through the Covid-19 crisis and discuss Organisational Resilience , the Future of our Work and other changes that affect our lives. Including a very personal one, my own little VUCA.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

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Being Good Enough

Sergio Caredda

Taking part in a recent event , one of the speaker at a certain point mentioned a sentence that made me think. We need to have the courage to settle for Good Enough Results sometime. Good Enough seems a sentence that underpins a failure, not reaching results. But this is only apparent. We indeed need to accept that we can’t be on top of performance every day. We can’t exceed expectations always. So I embarked in quick research to see if there is something more around this concept.

Reinventing Work

Sergio Caredda

A few days ago, on the occasion of May 1st, I had writ ten a short post about “Rethinking Work”. In a moment where the Covid19 Pandemics seems to be at least partially under control, and governments around the world are all planning their “reopening” strategies, Work appears to be one of the big losers in the first impacts of the economic downturn. On the other side, there have been many calls to look at what can be positively built after this crisis.

What skills for the Future of Work?

Sergio Caredda

What skills for the f uture of work ? The entire topic of The Future of Work is being discussed a lot. I decided to give it a slightly different read, and I recently started to write some posts titled “ Build Your Skills ” for the Future of Work. I have put my focus on what I believe to be the critical skills for true Digital leaders in this complex Digital World.

May 1st 2020: Rethinking Work

Sergio Caredda

May 1st is Labour Day in most countries around the world. Although it still marks an ideological cleavage, as it was chosen as a date by the International, thus with a direct connection with Socialist and Communist movements, the sense of this day should not be lost. This year, this day of celebration is marked by the absence of workers , constrained in the most prolonged and most widespread lock-down in human history, due to the Covid19 pandemics.

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May 1st 2020: Rethinking Work

Sergio Caredda

May 1st is Labour Day in most countries around the world. Although it still marks an ideological cleavage, as it was chosen as a date by the International, thus with a direct connection with Socialist and Communist movements, the sense of this day should not be lost. This year, this day of celebration is marked by the absence of workers , constrained in the most prolonged and most widespread lock-down in human history, due to the Covid19 pandemics.

Building Psychological Safety

Sergio Caredda

The concept of Psychological Safety is not new. The term was used for the first time in the context of team performance by Amy Edmonson in a paper titled Psychological Safety and Learning Behavior in Work Teams , published in 1999. When the climate is psychologically safe, team members are not afraid to speak up; they engage in a productive dialogue that fosters the proactive learning behaviours required to understand the environment, the clients and solve problems together effectively.

Building Psychological Safety

Sergio Caredda

The concept of Psychological Safety is not new. The term was used for the first time in the context of team performance by Amy Edmonson in a paper titled Psychological Safety and Learning Behavior in Work Teams , published in 1999. When the climate is psychologically safe, team members are not afraid to speak up; they engage in a productive dialogue that fosters the proactive learning behaviours required to understand the environment, the clients and solve problems together effectively.

Build your Skills: Networking and Collaboration

Sergio Caredda

Networking and Collaboration are deemed by many among the critical skills to succeed in the Future of Work. With technology driving a continuous evolution of the way we interact with others, and Work itself transforming thanks to the different types of relationship it can create, understanding what’s needed to develop this skillset is a must. We have already talked about Collaboration reviewing the book with the same title by Morten Hansen.

How to Elevate Employee Voice to Guide a Culture Transformation

2020’s boldest people leaders are building and living core values along with their employees. Elevating Employee Voice engages an organization’s “collective hearts and habits” to drive transformation at scale. It connects every individual, manager and team in an authentic dialogue to create shared alignment, ownership and trust in the path ahead.

Build your Skills: Networking and Collaboration

Sergio Caredda

Networking and Collaboration are deemed by many among the critical skills to succeed in the Future of Work. With technology driving a continuous evolution of the way we interact with others, and Work itself transforming thanks to the different types of relationship it can create, understanding what’s needed to develop this skillset is a must. We have already talked about Collaboration reviewing the book with the same title by Morten Hansen.

Build your Skills: Networking and Collaboration

Sergio Caredda

Networking and Collaboration are deemed by many among the critical skills to succeed in the Future of Work. With technology driving a continuous evolution of the way we interact with others, and Work itself transforming thanks to the different types of relationship it can create, understanding what’s needed to develop this skillset is a must. We have already talked about Collaboration reviewing the book with the same title by Morten Hansen.

From Diversity and Inclusion to Belonging

Sergio Caredda

Over the past two decades, many organisations have launched programs in Diversity and Inclusion. In many sectors, however, data shows that these programs have largely failed. Data shows that especially in the technology sector, the number of Women and minorities employees is not growing. In a famous article appeared on HBR.

From Diversity and Inclusion to Belonging

Sergio Caredda

Over the past two decades, many organisations have launched programs in Diversity and Inclusion. In many sectors, however, data shows that these programs have largely failed. Data shows that especially in the technology sector, the number of Women and minorities employees is not growing. In a famous article appeared on HBR. a few years ago, Pat Wadors mentioned the following: I realized that D&I grabs my intellect — it’s an organizational challenge that must be addressed — but not my heart.

Group Demonstration Webinar: 100% Remote New Employee Onboarding

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Companies are looking to adjust their new hire onboarding to accommodate unique ‘social distancing’ challenges like securely collecting personally identifiable information and understanding new compliance regulations like Form I-9 verification. Join Workbright on Thursday, August 27th, to get a first-hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.

The New Future of Work after Covid-19

Sergio Caredda

Is it time to re-think the Future of Work? We have spent the vast majority of the past decade to reason about ways to improve Remote Working. We have created the word “SmartWork” to make it all sound cooler. We have been argued and discussed the impact of AI and Machine Learning on the jobs of the future. All these discussions have been wiped away pretty quickly in the wake of the Covid-19 Pandemics.