Following is an excerpt from â€œWOMEN LEAD â€“ Career Perspectives from Workplace Leadersâ€, Edited by Tracey Wilen-Daugenti, Courtney L. Vien, and Caroline Molina-Ray
The Future of Work
Itâ€™s Tuesday morning, and youâ€™re at the office. But tomorrow, you wonâ€™t be here. Youâ€™re taking your elderly mom to the dentist in the morning, and then settling down to work from your favorite coffee shop. Youâ€™ll check in with your coworkers on your smartphone several times during the morning, just in case they need you, but you wonâ€™t keep track of how many hours youâ€™ve worked. Nobodyâ€™s checking, anyway. As long as you get your work done on time and do it well, your employerâ€™s happy.
Youâ€™re nearing the end of the project youâ€™ve been working on the past few months, so you check the company intranet to see what new projects you might be qualified to join. Thereâ€™s one that really interests you and seems to exactly fit your niche. Youâ€™re not familiar with the head engineer, so you send her your profileâ€”a website containing your portfolio, resume, descriptions of your preferred working style, and â€œtestimonialsâ€ from people youâ€™ve worked with in the pastâ€”and ask to meet to discuss it.
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