What's the value of working hours when it's the value of output that matters?

2. From Task to Missions

From time in the office to value for business

The essence

The shift to focus on value-creation marks a major change in working life. Both employers and employees focus more on actual value creation and end results, rather than on exactly where, when and by which methods the work is done.


This creates a much more flexible and cost efficient work environment, and increases the motivation and sense of freedom of the employees.


When companies no longer regulate and measure traditional parameters like work hours, new and more comprehensive methods for assessing achievements are required. Such methods are not easily developed. The work culture is also characterized by a sense of freedom coupled with responsibility, which can be very demanding for those who need clear structure and guidance


In a networked society, connectivity is the starting point for new ways of innovating, collaborating and socializing. Our studies imply that the behaviors of the next generation workforce, along with market developments, will dramatically transform working life.

Next generation working life podcast

Explore the future of working life with authors of the report Tonny Uhlin and Mikael Eriksson Björling, Ericsson Consumer Lab.

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Networked Society

We are on the brink of an extraordinary revolution. A world connected in real time will place many new requirements on all of us while opening up opportunities beyond our imagination. Our new networked society essentials kit explores the emerging possibilities of a connected world.

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