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Reinventing Jobs

Reinventing Jobs: A 4-Step Approach for Applying Automation to Work

Ravin Jesuthasan, & John Boudreau

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Black Holes and White Spaces

Black Holes and White Spaces: Reimagining the Future of Work and HR with the CHREATE Project

John Boudreau, Carolyn Lavelle Rearick & Ian Ziskin

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Lead the Work: Navigating a World Beyond Employment

John Boudreau, Ravin Jesuthasan, & David Creelman

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August, 2018
Academy of Management

Are Unions Tomorrow’s Work Platforms?

What is the future of labor unions? That question is becoming more relevant for HR leaders, illustrated by the Supreme Court decision in AFSCME vs. Janus, and engineer unionization efforts in Silicon Valley.

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Develop Your Workforce’s Political Skill to Help Them Thrive

Rob Cross and I have suggested how organization social networks can be sources of strategic success, including encouraging newcomers to create “pull” toward themselves, rather than excessively “pushing” themselves on others.

However, Rob, and his colleagues, Reb Rebele and Adam Grant, also warn of “collaborative overload” a particular risk for well-connected or “central” networkers.

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Are Freelancers Your Best Performers? Applying Organizational Network Analysis to the Gig Economy

Whether you call it “gig,” “fluid” “liquid,” “agile,” or something else, an increasing proportion of work is done through engagements other than regular full-time employment. While estimates of the number of workers who fully support themselves with work outside of employment vary, the amount of work being done outside of employment (including contracting, freelancing, and → Read More: Are Freelancers Your Best Performers? Applying Organizational Network Analysis to the Gig Economy

Paving the Path to Success with John W. Boudreau

Patrick Brigger and John talk about the ups and downs of their careers, how they turned rejection into motivation, the power of saying no and the importance of being open to change.

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HR Leadership Lessons from Non-Traditional CHROs

CHRO’s who come from non-HR backgrounds discover that HR is the most impactful of all functions. Their experience holds important lessons for all HR leaders.

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The Work of the Future

USC Viterbi managing editor Marc Ballon recently spoke to a panel of engineering, business and economic experts including, John Boudreau about how the gig economy, the rise of robots and the growing importance of entrepreneurial thinking are transforming the way we work.

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We Need to Rethink How We’re Reskilling Workers for the Future

We’re not taking advantage of the full potential of “reskilling” workers. Conversations and solutions around job displacement are often limited for two reasons: 1) They focus exclusively on traditional jobs rather than “deconstructed” work; and 2) They focus on regional partnerships, rather than considering the global work ecosystem. Important solutions require seeing beyond “jobs” and → Read More: We Need to Rethink How We’re Reskilling Workers for the Future

Why More Executives Should Consider Becoming a CHRO

If you’re a business leader looking for an opportunity to have real impact on your company — and position yourself for the top job — which career path is best? CFO? COO? CMO? What if we told you that the CHRO role might be the best job you could ever have, with real opportunity for → Read More: Why More Executives Should Consider Becoming a CHRO

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