THE WORK FORWARD MANIFESTO
We all know work can be better.
Our daily routines make this painfully obvious:
Frustration with unproductive meetings and needless obstacles to getting things done;
Uninspired work environments and ineffective tools to address an ever-increasing workload;
Disillusion from an ongoing inability to make relevant, meaningful contributions.
These dilemmas need to be solved—today. And we are rising to the challenge.
We are Work Forward.
Work Forward isn’t a futurist think tank. We’re putting the future to work in the present.
Every day those committed to Work Forward develop, prototype, and implement the tools
and ways of working that future generations will consider doctrine.
We share, explore, and experiment to help identify tools and practices that actually make work better.
Our instruments are the who, what, how, where, when, and why of work.
They act in concert with some simple yet profound principles to make work more efficient, successful and satisfying.
Work Forward Principles:
The success of the business is inseparable from the success of its people.
Work is personal. Own it.
Workplace fear must be replaced with workplace joy.
Action puts change in motion.
Diversity generates better outcomes. Always.
We invite you to join the growing community of people who believe work doesn’t have to be what it’s always been.
Work can be challenging AND exhilarating.
Work can be inspired and inspiring.
Work can be a joy.
Join Work Forward and begin to change work.