Paul Verhaeghe, professor of clinical psychology and psychoanalysis, claims we live in an extremely controlling society, where authority has all but disappeared, lapsing into brute force. He says the neoliberal economic order has changed us for the worse, that change cannot be left to the so-called ‘free market’, and that we ourselves must take the first steps towards creating a new social order.
Good leaders are like good parents: You wouldn’t simply cut your kids’ allowance the minute their academic performance starts to suffer, so why would you do the same to your workforce, expecting different results? Creating trust and safety — particularly in an uneven economy — means taking on big responsibility. Read on to discover companies who didn’t simply begin slashing their workforces the minute the writing was on the wall.
The path of innovation and its social consequences are almost entirely shaped by social factors such as culture, politics, regulatory mechanisms and economic arrangements. Anticipatory researcher, Graham Brown-Martin explores the future of work and the three mega-trends that will likely come to dominate the workplace.
We are living in weird and terrifying times, and people want straight answers. But the conspiracy of obfuscation which pervades government and business has resulted in the global collapse of public debate and shared understanding, writes Rupert Morris.
We speak with Tim O’Reilly from O’Reilly Media. His original business plan was simply “interesting work for interesting people”, and that’s worked out pretty well.