Chris Brogan: The Future of Work Will Be Modular, Mobile, and More Goal-Oriented

Blogging superstar, consultant and entrepreneur Chris Brogan posts his opinion on the future of work:

  • Work Will Be Modular
  • Work Will Be Mobile
  • Work Will Be Cause-Balanced
  • Work Will Be Smaller and Bigger
  • Work Will Be More Goal-Aligned

I really agree with Brogan’s take on modular work, where the unit of measure of work for most people will be project-based. He likens this idea to the way that the film industry works, where teams are assembled on an as-needed basis for the given project. I see this happen a lot in the construction defect litigation industry: teams of consultants from separate firms come together on specific projects to offer their unique talents, as needed.

Regarding mobile work, I also see this happening more. I recently posted a video of Jason Fried (founder of 37 Signals) discussing this topic in more detail.

On Brogan’s last point, “work will be more goal-aligned,” I see this happening if for no other reason than the influence of Gen Y (why?) workers’ disillusionment with the failed models of business that exist today. False sense of entitlement or not, I don’t see anything wrong with pursuing business that is personally rewarding and aligned with one’s goals. But then I’ve always been somewhat of a contrarian…

4 thoughts on “Chris Brogan: The Future of Work Will Be Modular, Mobile, and More Goal-Oriented

  1. Great point about Gen Y and goals. I think that's a new mindset that's sweeping into the space. Thanks for your added thoughts. As for being a contrarian, that's not ALWAYS a bad thing.

  2. Great point about Gen Y and goals. I think that's a new mindset that's sweeping into the space. Thanks for your added thoughts. As for being a contrarian, that's not ALWAYS a bad thing.

  3. Thanks for the comment, Chris. I think the whole concept of "human business" is somewhat contrarian, but as you said, it isn't always a bad thing to take the contrarian perspective.

  4. Thanks for the comment, Chris. I think the whole concept of "human business" is somewhat contrarian, but as you said, it isn't always a bad thing to take the contrarian perspective.

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