How Do We Design Software that Supports the Future of Work?

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The old adage “you are what you eat” is not probably something most software developers, IT managers and business executives think about when choosing work tools for employees, but there’s a lot we can learn if we truly consider the impact of software and technology on how people get everyday-work done rossmann gutscheine herunterladen.

Just like eating nothing but pizza, soda and donuts might eventually (and deliciously) weigh you down, working with outdated, rigid and anti-social work tools can have a the same effect on a team of workers herunterladen.

A long held misconception across industry is that work tools are value neutral – or that software in particular – is value neutral; that no matter what kinds tools people are armed with, productivity, efficiency and more importantly, employee morale, should remain constant fotos vom handy herunterladen samsung. As work evolves and new, more progressive technologies emerge, this belief is ripe for disruption.

The question is, how do we design tools for the future of work herunterladen? We know that teams today are global, dispersed, social and mobile and that work happens successfully within distributed groups made up of employees as well as contractors and partners outside a formal organization rar ordner herunterladen. We all know social media and consumer devices are giving birth to new ways connecting workers, such as Bring Your Own (Device, App and/or Service) options and deployments of so-called “enterprise social networks.” We know that businesses are rethinking the way work is carried out bilder herunterladen firefox addon. But what elements of technology really support this evolution?

I’ve thought long and hard about these questions, even touring the world to meet with global leaders, researchers, academics and technologists, who care about the future of work, tools and work practices app from microsoft store. I believe there are 5 core design principles to consider when designing a system, product or platform to support the evolution of modern work and the new modern worker:

  1. Empowerment of people
  2. Motivation through peer recognition
  3. Mobility and flexibility
  4. Connectivity
  5. Transparency

To capture the philosophy behind these design principles, I helped produced a short video offering additional context and some real-world examples of how to use get these powerful ideas into development and give everyday workers some guidance on what to look for in “future of work” inspired tools sap hinweis herunterladen.

I’d love to hear read your comments and hear how you’re moving towards technologies that reflect these principles of design minecraft kostenlos iosen.