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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.

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 …

If you’ve been reading my posts you already know I am passionate about the future of work, how it transforms the workplace and careers in the workplace. Last week’s post Managers in the Human Economy received a lot of great comments. One very interesting question came as a reader put …

What happens when the competitive advantage, which relied in the past decades on the minds of the employees in the workplace, shifts to depend on their hearts? We’ll get to that towards the end of this post. Humans are still the main resource in most organization. It is true today …

Do you worry when you read articles about older workers, who lose their jobs and can’t seem to get back into the job market. Many of these heartbreaking stories tell the story of professionals who were on a regular career track – they acquired a profession, worked as salaried employees …

For some people networking is as natural as breathing. Others are terrified by it. For some, a network means contact, relationships, intimacy, the ability to enter a room and feel comfortable.  For others, it is exactly the opposite: stress, pressure, duty, liability, obligation. So what is a network? We are …