Nature of Work interview – The new story of work for a living age

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Paul Miller is CEO and Founder of DWG, and has given many inspirational talks on the digital future of work, for Microsoft, IKEA, Google, Accenture and Harvard Business Review, and written three books. His latest book is Nature of Work – The new Story of Work for a Living Age (co-authored with Shimrit Janes).

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Sue is a highly professional and authentic Digital Workplace and Business Transformation leader with over 20 years' experience in designing and implementing complex technology, business transformational programmes and innovative, ahead-of-market, business propositions for large global corporations.
Shimrit is Director of Knowledge for DWG, focused on curating knowledge on the digital workplace for its members and clients such as Adobe, The Coca-Cola Company, and Ubisoft. Shimrit has recently co-authored Nature of Work: The new story of work for a living age with Paul Miller.

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“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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