Friday, March 03, 2006

The Future of Business

I saw this exerpt the other day on a website I visit, and thought it was fairly interesting. I often wonder how long it will be before the market essentially never closes. It could just go from its open outcry day session to all-night electronic trading. Anyway, here is the exerpt:

Fast Company predicts the future: For its latest March issue, the magazine interviewed "gurus," including Avram Miller, ex of Intel, now private consultant. From Miller:

The cornerstone for this millennium is the end of time and space. Most organizations today are run the same way as early 20th century businesses. Everyone goes to his car, drives to work, has certain hours, has a certain job. It is all built on the factory model. Moving forward, it really isn't going to be important where you are in ordedr to do your job. Ideas are being worked on 24 hours a day. Nobody seems surprised aymore if I wake up in the middle of the night and start IM-ing someone in Europe, because the fact is, they don't even know where I am. And it doesn't matter.

Fewer and fewer people will want to be employees of corporations, because corporations don't have anything to offer. Corporations don't provide security and provide fewer and fewer benefits. People may find new ways to sell their skill. I can imagine eBay or the equivalent of eBay being in the business of letting people bid on work all day long. Office buildings may turn into housing, or maybe individuals will rent office space as you would rent a hotel.


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