Borderless Future

Borderless Reading List: How to Start a Meaningful Second Career After 50?

May 18, 2018

In our daily conversations with executives seeking career advice from Borderless, we banish the thought of ‘eventual retirement’, as an old-fashioned term. Our bodies are no longer broken by hard labour, and our lives are extended by great medicine. The prospect of golf and sailing..

Are your technology decisions helping or hurting your employees?

May 16, 2018

In an age where no industry is left untouched by innovations and new tools, workplace tech can be a tricky issue. Hardly a day passes without a glaring headline about automation stealing jobs. For some, new technologies at work may lead to fears related to..

Robots, AI, and jobs: All three are coming

May 15, 2018

The robots are not coming for our jobs. In 1915, the industrialist Lloyd Raymond Smith asked, “Can automobile frames be built without men?” The same question has been asked about entire industries. It never happened, even though automation has appeared in every workplace. And it..

The digital culture revolution has arrived at the workplace – or has it?

May 8, 2018

The ubiquity of technology goes unquestioned and workplaces across the globe have been incorporating it to increase productivity – but is it all for naught? Terms such as ‘digital age’ and ‘digital culture’ are thrown around with wild abandon. The ubiquity of technology cannot be..

No surprises in new report on future workplace trends

May 1, 2018

The latest Global Workplace Trends report from Sodexo focuses on the ‘workplace experience’ and how it affects levels of engagement, wellbeing and corporate performance. It’s an undemanding study that sets out seven trends covering familiar themes in a familiar way, even though the authors claim..

What does the future hold for communication in the workplace?

April 25, 2018

You’ll have to forgive me in advance, I get very excited about this. The thing is, we’re at this fascinating point where people are settling into this different way of communicating through messaging and feeling more comfortable with it, and allowing themselves to be less..

AI will change the way you lead. Are you ready?

April 17, 2018

Will artificial intelligence change the way you lead? Yes, and probably in ways that were unthinkable even a few years ago. There’s a lot being written right now about how AI will affect the white-collar workforce. Jobs once thought immune to automation due to their..

Generation X — not millennials — is changing the nature of work

April 12, 2018

The generation that is quickly occupying the majority of business leadership roles is one that’s grown up playing video games, spends the most time shopping online, and uses social media more habitually than any other generation. If you were thinking it’s millennials, that’s probably because..

What kind of managers will Generation Z bring?

April 10, 2018

They’re smart, conscientious, ambitious, and forward-thinking. And of course, they’re the first true digital natives. Growing up in a world where information changes by the second, Generation Z — the generation born roughly after 1995 — is ready to take the workplace by storm. As..

What do CIOs really think are the most exciting tech trends?

April 4, 2018

Gartner says worldwide IT spending will reach $3.7tr in 2018, a 4.5 percent increase on 2017. The analyst says projects related to digitisation, big data, and artificial intelligence (AI) will be some of the key drivers for growth. But which areas of IT innovation are..