Future of the Firm

This Is Not Business as Usual

Future of the Firm

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Today’s successful businesses are increasingly digital and technologically astute, but how do they attract and manage employees in a world where two billion people work part-time? How do they develop a workforce when automation is advancing? And how do they serve customers and attract and retain employees when competition for both is high and trust is at an all-time low?

In this O’Reilly Radar report, Josh Bersin, Tim O’Reilly, Roger Magoulas, and Mike Loukides address what business leaders, tech leaders, and decision makers can expect, how they can prepare, and what they should learn to shape the future of the business. These lessons affect much more than the bottom line.

This report covers big-picture trends we expect to impact the future success of all firms, including:

  • Trust in business is changing: customers seek firms whose values reflect their own.
  • Employees want satisfaction and meaning, not just money and security.
  • The shift to AI and machine learning is changing almost every job.
  • Companies are becoming networked marketplaces that build on core competencies while outsourcing the rest.
  • Many firms offer compensation beyond pay, including alternate work relationships, flexible workplaces, and training opportunities.
  • Embracing diversity requires solving compensation problems, creating a safe workplace, and valuing an employee’s opinions.

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Tim O'Reilly

Tim O'Reilly

Tim O'Reilly is the founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media Inc. Considered by many to be the best computer book publisher in the world, O'Reilly Media also hosts conferences on technology topics, including the O'Reilly Open Source Convention, Strata: The Business of Data, the Velocity Conference on Web Performance and Operations, and many others. Tim's blog, the O'Reilly Radar "watches the alpha geeks" to determine emerging technology trends, and serves as a platform for advocacy about issues of importance to the technical community. Tim is also a partner at O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, O'Reilly's early stage venture firm, and is on the board of Safari Books Online, PeerJ, Code for America, and Maker Media, which was recently spun out from O'Reilly Media. Maker Media's Maker Faire has been compared to the West Coast Computer Faire, which launched the personal computer revolution.

Roger Magoulas

Roger Magoulas

Roger Magoulas is the director of market research at O'Reilly Media. Magoulas runs a team that is building an open source analysis infrastucture and provides analysis services, including technology trend analysis, to business decision-makers at O'Reilly and beyond. In previous incarnations, Magoulas designed and implemented data warehouse projects for organizations ranging from the San Francisco Opera to the Alberta Motor Club.

Mike Loukides

Mike Loukides

Mike Loukides is an editor for O'Reilly Media, Inc.. He is the author of System Performance Tuning and UNIX for FORTRAN Programmers. Mike's interests are system administration, networking, programming languages, and computer architecture. His academic background includes degrees in electrical engineering (B.S.) and English literature (Ph.D.).

Josh Bersin

Josh Bersin

Josh Bersin is an analyst, author, educator, and thought leader focusing on the global talent market and the challenges and trends impacting business workforces around the world. He studies the world of work, HR and leadership practices, and the broad talent technology market. He is often cited as one of the leading HR and workplace industry analysts in the world. He founded Bersin & Associates in 2001 to provide research and advisory services focused on corporate learning. Over the next ten years, he expanded the company’s coverage to encompass HR, talent management, talent acquisition, and leadership and became a recognized expert in the talent market. He sold the company to Deloitte in 2012, when it became known as Bersin™ by Deloitte. He continues to serve as a senior advisor to Deloitte, advising large organizations and contributing to major research initiatives. He also sits on the board of UC Berkeley Haas Business School Executive Education and advises some of the fastest growing technology companies in the HR and workforce management markets. Bersin is frequently featured in talent and business publications such as Forbes, Harvard Business Review, HR Executive, FastCompany, The Wall Street Journal, and CLO Magazine. He is a regular keynote speaker at industry events and a popular blogger with more than 750,000 followers on LinkedIn. Prior to founding Bersin & Associates, Josh spent 25 years in product development, product management, marketing, and sales of e-learning and other enterprise technologies. His education includes a BS in engineering from Cornell University, an MS in engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of two books, The Blended Learning Handbook and The Training Measurement Book, along with dozens of studies on corporate HR, learning, and talent technologies. He is currently finishing a third book, entitled “Irresistible,” on 21 st century management and the new rules for employee engagement with Harvard Business Publishing.