We imagine a 21st-century corporation designed to capitalize on connected systems, data, and employees who take a more expansive view of work.Today’s companies aren’t like yesterday’s. They can’t be—not in a world where everything and everyone is connected at little extra cost. The 21st-century corporation will be bigger than ever, faster than ever, and nimbler than its predecessors and enabled by a new Industrial Revolution. What does one look like on the inside? We imagined the perfect future company—then cracked it open to show how differently it operates.Let’s Get One Thing Straight
See the café to the left? Your company is operating from it at least some of the time. More people are telecommuting than ever before: 37% in some fashion, per a 2015 Gallup poll, up from 30% a decade ago and 9% in 1995. Most workers who log in from elsewhere do so only occasionally, averaging six days a month. But in the 21st century, it’s a sure bet that your company’s office is a resource, not a requirement.