Pop-Up Conversation: Shifting Value and Defining Outcomes in Managing Distant Work

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Date/Time
October 06, 2020
12:00 pm - 12:50 pm


This Pop-Up conversation will be focused on how work and value have shifted with the dramatic acceleration in distant work and how organization design professionals can lead in finding new ways of working and managing work.

Join the conversation – October 6th @ 12:00 PM (EDT)

The request for a community conversation was sparked by Haris Ahmed who reached out curious, and assuming that others in the community were dealing with this issue that he is hearing from his clients.  So, we encouraged Haris to raise his hand to pose the question via an ODF Pop-Up virtual conversation, and we’re looking forward to an engaging dialogue to help him sort through some thoughts . . .

Figuring out how to work going forward requires us to revisit what the value of work is and subsequently what we should measure.

Traditionally the value of work has been based on productivity however this traditional measure is not directly connected to experience (i.e. a good experience might take more time however generate more loyalty, an outcome not an activity).

Another dimension is what has been called the ‘productivity paradox’, a number of studies have found that productivity has been dropping in spite of decades of technology investment. Efforts by leaders to focus on productivity by monitoring screen time and meeting attendance have backfired in many cases, causing lower satisfaction and higher stress, while still not improving results.

Some managers feel they are not getting as much “productivity” out of their staff and department managing remotely. In addition, some employees feel that not all their peers are carrying their weight and are abusing WFH arrangements.

This Pop-Up conversation will be focused on how work and value have shifted with the dramatic acceleration in distant work and how organization design professionals can lead in finding new ways of working and managing work.

**Unlike our other virtual connections, our Pop-Up Conversations are an experiment we are running – an effort to build community by sharing ideas in a casual group conversation, with a little structure and gently facilitated to encourage contributions by all participants.**

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