“As we look to the future – do we want more digital? Do we want to move into a digital age? Or is there something better, more inspiring, that we can create as a story about what our relationship with work is and what it means? This story helps us recentre our relationship with nature.”
– Shimrit Janes, DWG
In this episode of Digital Workplace Impact, Nancy Goebel hosts co-authors Paul Miller and Shimrit Janes to introduce their latest book, Nature of Work – The new story of work for a living age, in conversation with Sue Pitkin-Frost.
We are in a world where we are working in complex, ambiguous environments – and the last year in particular has seen an explosion of this. Workplace exhaustion, digital fatigue, mental stress, lack of wellbeing are a few key trends emerging as a result.
When we observe nature, we find that it also experiences its own stresses and threats, as well as health. But nature reacts differently to fatigue, exhaustion and stress – and in looking to it for lessons, we can begin to understand a different way to approach these threats within the workplace.
Paul, Shimrit, Sue and Nancy dive into the different elements of the Nature of Work – elements that are all deeply rooted in the concept of nature. Together, they explore how living systems and ecosystems operate and explain how this new story of work can provide a lens through which to view the world of work and understand it in a multifaceted way.
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