Five Trends Shaping The Future Of Work

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When it comes to the future of work there are a few key trends which business leaders need to pay attention to.  Understanding these trends will allow organizations to better prepare and adapt to the changes which are impacting the way we work.

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Why ride sharing is booming in Europe, but not the US


The concept of ride sharing with strangers has been around for decades. Frédéric Mazzella, founder of Parisian ride sharing startup Blablacar, dreamed up the company while he was a student at Stanford. He likens the concept to the one that drove hitch hiking hippies of the 70’s, but one that now includes a layer of trust, planning, and payments created by the internet. Using Blablacar, drivers that are going on trips averaging around 200 miles are finding it an attractive proposition to pick up passengers to help cover the costs of gas and tolls, and perhaps socialize along the way.

BlablacarFunny thing is, Blablacar is one of the more successful startups to come out of Paris in awhile, and the company is expecting to transport 10 million people by the end of 2013. That’s about three times the number of people it transported (3 million) in 2012. Blablacar is growing…

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Managing Ethical Leadership as a Performance System

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton

When we think about ethical leadership as a performance system, we get a higher level view of what it takes to develop ethical leaders. This graphic shows what an integrated ethical leadership performance management system might look like (EL refers to ethical leadership).


The components of an ethical leadership performance management system are mutually reinforcing and must be closely aligned. If just one element shown on this graphic is missing, then the rest of the components will not work effectively. For example, clear communication about expected ethical behavior is important, but it isn’t likely to lead to ethical behavior unless you also holding people accountable for meeting the expectations.

An integrated system has:

  • alignment
  • clarity
  • positive role models
  • ongoing conversation
  • learning and practice
  • support
  • accountability, and
  • positive, proactive performance management

In Talking Values LRN: Bringing a “Pull” approach to Ethics and Compliance, Michael Bramnick shares…

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amor mundi: The “Mixed Economy” Isn’t A Mix, It Is “Ideal” Capitalism and Socialism That Are Mixed Up

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The metaphor of the “mixed economy” is absolutely mystifying. The idea of sustainable consensual equity-in-diversity, of democratic commonwealth, is the unmixed expression of civitas. Civitas would guarantee equitable lawful recourse for the nonviolent adjudication of disputes (including disputes over what properly constitutes violence and equity and democracy); would ensure nonviolent transitions in authority through periodic elections, universal enfranchisement and office-holding and freedom of assembly and expression; would provide a scene of informed, non-duressed consent to the terms of everyday commerce through the provision of generous welfare (education, healthcare, social support, living wage, unemployment benefits) paid for by steeply progressive income, property, and transaction taxes; and would eliminate the violation of common and public goods through their accountable administration in the service of commonwealth.

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Voorbij uitblinken in middelmatigheid

Gisteren berichtte MKB-Nederland dat 25% van de MKB bedrijven bij hun bank onder toezicht staat van bijzonder beheer. En Samsom deed een oproep om meer geld uit te geven. Van de week kondigde de overheid nog even 6 miljard bezuinigingen aan en een lasten verzwaring voor ZZP’ers en MKB’ers. Samsom deed een oproep om meer geld uit te geven. Echt.. kijk maar: .

Een journalist zei gisteren dat het MKB de banenmotor is van onze economie. In de afgelopen drie maanden kwamen er gemiddeld per maand 15.000 werklozen bij. Het CBS berichtte dat het in eerste kwartaal geen krimp van 0,1% maar 0.4% heeft  plaatsgevonden. En Samsom deed een oproep om meer uit te geven. Mensen, ga rustig slapen. De overheid heeft alles in de hand. We zijn bijna door de crises heen. Welterusten. Uw toekomst is in goede handen.  Echt waar.

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Sharing is a cultural right, not a market failure – Communs / Commons

An endless stream of law proposals, soft-law initiatives and free-trade agreements keeps trying to eradicate or prevent the non-market sharing of digital works between individuals. New strategies are pushed using incentives and threats so that intermediaries will police the Internet to save the scarcity-based business models of a few from the competition of abundance. So is it business as usual? Well, no longer.

There are strong signs that citizens and digital rights organizations have reached a new maturity in what used to be the “piracy” debate. For many years, they of course stressed the damage that the war against piracy was doing to the Internet, to freedoms and fundamental rights. However, many seemed to have forgotten that the initiators of file sharing … called it file sharing. They feared standing explicitly for its legitimacy and looked for schemes that would buy peace in the war against P2P. They pushed for blanket licensing or licence globale proposals whether optional or compulsory that proposed to compensate a limited set of industries motion picture, phonographic industry and a lesser extent TV for the harm allegedly caused by unauthorized sharing.

read article: Sharing is a cultural right, not a market failure – Communs / Commons.