Humans are wired to follow the path of least resistance. If one doesn’t have to do something, he or she will not do it. Technology has enabled humans to work from coffee shops and from home, reducing the need to go to work. The very meaning of work has changed for modern day workers where the workplace is no more a physical space. The new workplace is a blended space of the physical and the digital.

The subconscious mind is like cruise control for humans and shapes behavior. The environment that one is in conditions the mind. At work, the workplace environment conditions quality of thinking. For organizations in a collaboration economy today, productivity depends on the quality of thinking, and not so much on efficiency. The blended workplace is the starting point of innovation for organizations that believe in being distinctly different.

 

Author Parthajeet Sarma delves into psychology, human evolution and science to draw connections with greatly changed expectations from work. In his third book, Parthajeet espouses the need for management to get out of codified theories. This facilitates a macro view, leading to a radical new meaning of work, workers and workplaces that is aligned with the organization’s vision for the future.

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Making of the book: A lot went behind writing this book. It is a marriage of Parthajeet’s love for writing and his professional experience of over two decades. His constant yearning for understanding the changing nature of work leads him to constantly meet professionals from a cross segment of business domains. Some of these conversations are video taped. Shown below are snippets from a few. All opinions by participants in these conversations are of personal nature and does not necessarily reflect the official position or opinion of organizations they represent.