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Where does this 9-5, Monday to Friday ‘Fix’ hail from?

The Smart Working Revolution

Some Leaders cling to it like grim death.

Well, you can blame the Brits. After all – we started it!

Prior to the British Industrial Revolution people worked remotely, from home, in the fields, mobile in their horse and cart – all around the world.

The British Industrial Revolution heralded mass production and people simply walked to the factory to work the Assembly Line.

Technological, socioeconomic, and cultural change abounded, and we got it into our heads that we had to be there, 9-5, five days a week.

Wait a minute ……that was 200 years ago! Surely things have moved on?

Automation achieved major significance in the second half of the 20th century, yet most organisations continue to demand workers are present in an office.

Droves upon droves us cram into public transport, roads and motorways at the same times, causing congestion and damaging our environment beyond repair - and when we finally get to work, what do we do?

We email the person next to us!

In 2018, mobile technology is everywhere. Wi-Fi, smartphones, laptops, tablets, the Cloud, instant messaging, voice, audio, Microsoft teams and, of course, video services from businesses such as Powwownow, Zoom and Skype.

People can work just as easily from the coffee shop, the cabin in the garden, co-working spaces, on the train or in a cab using a mobile hotspot as they can in the office.

Today, the best candidates expect to have some smart working options, so it stands to reason that if you don’t offer those options, then you can expect to miss out on the best candidates.

Is your business fit for the future?

Leaders will also need a different set of skills.

Learn how to develop a skill set fit for the future and avoid the pitfalls by joining or Smart Leadership Masterclass on May 17th in Birmingham, 10 until 3pm to avoid the traffic.

We will share 20 years of experience of leading Smart Teams as well as how other organisations deploying smart working, how they are avoiding mistakes and driving improvement to productivity by up to 13%.

What are you waiting for?

Join the Birmingham Smart Leadership Masterclass. Ruth Gawthorpe is the CEO of the Smart Working Revolution, a team of practitioners who support business to adopt smarter ways of working, thinking and operating. www.smartworkingrevolution.com or cotact ideas@smartworkingrevolution.com