The organization of the future – Cooperative, Collaborative, Considerate

The organization of the future may be one trying to be everything to everyone.

Seems a bit daunting, doesn’t it?

Discussions of the emerging workplace include considerations for wellness, innovation, collaboration, spontaneous interaction, open spaces vs. non open spaces, brainstorming or group think, room for extroverts, room for introverts, room for creatives, room for left-brain-ers, training and learning opportunities, and snacks. Must have snacks.

When we have so many factors to consider, can we keep our singular focus on decreasing internal competition and increasing cooperation? I hope so.

Call it positive psychology, or a hopeless fantasy, but I believe a workplace where we can only thrive at the expense of others is a tired model.

The organization of the future is one that promotes interaction and connectivity, that creates opportunities for learning from each other, where cooperation is not confined by ones job description.

The organization of the future is one where we borrow a phrase from Improvisation: “we make our partner look good”.

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