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The Digital Renaissance of Work
Delivering Digital Workplaces Fit for the Future

ISBN 9781472437204
Published October 15, 2014 by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

The world of work is going through an unprecedented revival driven by new technologies. The Digital Renaissance of Work: Delivering Digital Workplaces Fit for the Future will take the reader on a journey into the emerging technology-led revival of work. A unique combination of thought leadership and technical know-how, this book will bring the reader up-to-date with the latest developments in the field, such as: freelancing the organisation/ work but no jobs, localisation/ work but not place, time travel and death of the weekend, trust, privacy and the quantified employee, leadership in the hyper connected organisation, beyond the office/ the mobile frontline, automation and the frontiers of work, as well as setting out how to lay down the roadmap for the digital workplace: the human centred digital workplace, making the business case, setting up the digital workplace programme, technology deployment, measuring the digital workplace. The book will draw on new case studies from major organisations with which Paul Miller is in regular discussion, such as: Accenture - aligning the digital and physical workplaces; Barclays - innovating in a regulated environment; Deutsche Post/ DHL - leading at the mobile frontline; Environment Agency - real time collaboration; IBM - pushing the digital workplace frontiers; IKEA - measuring the digital workplace; SAP - gamifying the enterprise. Paul Miller’s follow up to his critically acclaimed The Digital Workplace picks up the story to provide organisations with an understanding of the structural and organizational implications the emerging technology has for the workplace. His insights, backed by the considerable research of the Digital Workplace Forum, offer a lifeline to organizations needing to make better sense of a very uncertain future.



Paul Miller has been at the heart of the work and technology revolution for 20 years. He is CEO and Founder of the Digital Workplace Group and author of The Digital Workplace: How Technology is Liberating Work and Mobilising the Power of What You Know. He has given many inspirational keynote talks on the digital future of work to senior executives and addressed large employee events at Microsoft, Google and Adobe. For five years he hosted internet radio Digital Workplace Live and was Executive Producer of IBF24 and DW24. After an early career as a City editor and speechwriter, he published the influential WAVE magazine. Elizabeth Marsh is a writer and researcher with a background in intranet and knowledge management at companies such as Reuters and T-Mobile (UK). She manages Digital Workplace Group’s best practice research programme, which provides organizations with practical insights and thought leadership across intranet and digital workplace topics. She also regularly works with DWG’s clients on consulting projects.


’The impact of accelerating digital and physical convergence as our work life transforms toward the digital + physical blur is well represented in this new book by Paul Miller. Digital workplace transformation will enhance human performance and innovation across all industry sectors. Digital workplace transformation will further enrich our daily human life experience and our daily work life experiences.’ Peter Miscovich, JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle) ’This book gets to the fundamentals of work in the digital realm of organisations today. Miller and co-author Marsh offer a humanist perspective on the fast digitisation of what used to be office-based work. It first stimulates our thinking and then, based on the vast and rich history of the Digital Workplace Group, situates these ideas in real and practical case material. This book will prepare you for the new age of work in organisations.’ John Baptista, Warwick Business School, UK ’One of the most comprehensive, complete and compelling journeys toward the new frontier of the digital workplace. The latest work by Paul Miller offers one of the most thorough roadmaps for the digital traveller, who wants to be ready for the work environment of tomorrow. Nothing is omitted from this powerful narrative that touches on technology, but also on processes and even the psychology and ethical make-up of the digital workplace of the future’ Giovanni Piazza, Johnson & Johnson - Discovery Sciences ’The future work agenda is gathering pace. In this optimistic and informative book, Miller and Marsh offer a guide to the thorny challenge of making digital workplace strategies more human.’ Alison Maitland, co-author of Future Work ’As the digital workplace becomes the borderless enterprise, this book demonstrates pragmatic foresight on the integration of, and augmentation with technology, never losing sight of the fact that humans are at the center of the digital workplace.’ Steven Tiell, Global Head Technology Vision