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nirit cohen

Welcome to Work Futures. The world of work is already changing and the only question is not whether it will affect us but when, and whether we will be ready. I am Nirit Cohen, an HR Strategist, Thought leader, Blogger and Speaker on the Future of Work. With over 25 years of global experience in senior roles, I study the trends affecting the workplace and their impact on organization, managers and careers. I hope my posts help you reflect, maybe even act. Good Luck.

Prior generations lived in a physical world, one which expanded over time, but still a physical world. The generations growing up today need to live in both a physical and a digital world at the same time. Live, communicate, work. And they must develop skills to be successful in both. …

The debate we saw this week stresses the importance of understanding that the world of work, the one where we were told what to do and in turn could depend we’ll be taken care of, that world is over. So if you’re looking for a job similar in terms and …

The hierarchical org structure, the one most of us work in, is a result of world of work where workers were labor and managers told them what to do. Now is a perfect time for a new paradigm for management, a new way to organize and lead organizations. How should …

The paradox of lifetime learning – we are told it is important, but we are not measured on learning, we are measured on what we know and what we do with that knowledge. It takes discipline to put aside time & resources for lifetime learning, knowing that without it we will not really be able …

We tend to hire those who are most similar to us. And yet our success depends on a diversity of perspectives. So how do we overcome barriers in the diversity hiring process?   The conversation on diversity in the workplace is very visible in many organizations around the world these …

If work is what you do and no longer where you go, is there still a reason for the office to exist? It is no longer unusual to see someone sitting in the corner at your favorite coffee shop, with a laptop, alone or in a small group and you …

This post is about finding without looking, about harnessing chance into opportunity. And about the risk that by offloading our memories to our mobiles we may be left with a superficial information, which in turn will impact the breadth and depth of our thought processes and the knowledge in our lives and our society. What …

This post is about giving yourself the gift of an updated perspective on your career situation. Then, when the day arrives when you discover (worse case) or decide (best case) that the path you were on has reached its end, you will be better prepared to do something about it. Somewhere around …

The need to understand how the new workplace should shape public policy and legislation is now even more urgent as courts are dealing with the new ecosystem based on old labor laws. It is probably time we team up to ask the right questions and help shape the world of …

This post is about Women and Careers. At a Senior Women’s conference I heard this bold question being posed – is there something holding us back from our next promotion or are we really the ones keeping ourselves at our level, afraid to move up? Let me start with a …