New Work. New Self - beyond marshmallow, Lego and Co.
Technological progress is not what triggers the transformation of work, only its catalyst. As a change that was set in motion long before and deeply anchored in society, New Work focuses on the individual with his or her motives, values, needs and attitudes. In addition to a better understanding of social interaction and the function of dynamic systems, the ego and the self are central focal points of new forms of organization in our work.
If companies want to shape this new work beyond the digital transformation, they have to add the aspect of self-clarification to their employee development - not because the workforce is only then compatible, but their work.
Lena Schiller is co-director of the House of Leadership, political scientist, book author, coach and endurance athlete. She founded the well-known startup hub “betahaus Hamburg” and wrote the book “New Business Order” (Hanser, 2014). For more than 10 years she has been concerned with the future of work and the effects and possibilities of shaping the digital transformation.