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Freeformers: Mapping the Digital Future Report

The world of work is changing fast. Are you prepared for the challenges ahead? Flexible working means we can work anytime, anywhere. Automation threatens jobs, while digital transformation creates new ones. The blurred lines between work and leisure cause us to question where our professional pursuits end and our personal ones begin. Newly-invented roles and responsibilities […]

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Seven problems you can solve with a learning design sprint

At Freeformers, we use a variant of the Google Ventures design sprint to solve learning problems. Google Ventures describe it on their site as “a five-day process for answering critical business questions through design, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers”. Discipline is key to a design sprint; that is what makes it so effective, especially […]

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Fail fast, learn and adapt quickly

In the final one of our 10 tips inspired by our Future of Work report Mapping the Digital Future, we look at how to learn and adapt quickly when presented with obstacles or failures that may stall progress. Be brave, do not fear an imperfect outcome. The more you fail early on, the more you’re likely […]

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Foster diversity of talent and thought

In the ninth of 10 tips inspired by our Future of Work report Mapping the Digital Future, we look at the benefits of fostering diversity and encouraging empathy. We have long known that diversity of race, gender and culture has been beneficial to the workplace. But a new kind of diversity, a diversity of thought, can bring […]

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Allocate a training budget to each employee

In the eighth of 10 tips inspired by our Future of Work report Mapping the Digital Future, we look at training your employees beyond a single skill. The future of work and increasing automation brings with it the death of the single skill set. Therefore, it’s important employees feel they have the tools at their disposal and […]

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Experiment with digital team days

In the seventh of 10 tips inspired by our Future of Work report Mapping the Digital Future, we think digital team days are a great way to share new ideas and learn from your coworkers. A digital team day could revolve around working together to find solutions for creating a more digitally minded office environment. They […]

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Develop physical spaces that are open and collaborative to work and relax

In the sixth of 10 tips inspired by our Future of Work report Mapping the Digital Future, we look at developing collaborative physical spaces that inspire people to create, learn and boost productivity. If you want to get the most out of your employees, create a space that they look forward to coming into every morning. […]

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The business rewards of developing a digital mindset

In the fifth of 10 tips inspired by our Future of Work report Mapping the Digital Future, we look at fostering a digital mindset among a company’s people and uncovering the hidden talent within. Attracting diverse, digitally-minded talent is a key plank of the Future of Work. The five keys to a digital mindset, according to Forbes, […]

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Encourage reverse mentoring to share skills and knowledge

In the fourth of our 10 tips inspired by our Future of Work report Mapping the Digital Future, we take a look at the positives reverse mentoring can bring. If you want to further improve your understanding and knowledge of the digital mindset, consider turning the traditional student-teacher relationship on its head by encouraging a reverse […]

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Your company’s survival depends on digital transformation

In the third of 10 tips inspired by our Future of Work report Mapping the Digital Future, we look at making digital transformation a priority for creating a successful and future-proofed company. There is no doubt that digital transformation is imperative for all businesses. Even businesses that once thought themselves safe from the changing pace of […]

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