Here at Gist, we have embraced the phrase “connected people change history” as core to our mission and vision. We believe that technologies are more accessible than ever to the individual and that the more connected we become, the more we are able to do amazing things. Over the past couple years, we have talked to many smart people, learned a great deal from user feedback, examined how we work as a team, and looked forward to where we believe things are headed in the future leading us to the notion of the “new workstyle.”
So, what is the “New Workstyle?”
The New Workstyle blends the latest technologies and tools with our daily activities allowing us to accomplish more in both personal and professional endeavors, accelerate ideas of our own, and lead more productive lives.
Unlike workflow which is defined by scripted and static process for everyone to follow, workstyle is unique to the individual who calls upon information, technology, and connections as needed.
This definition along with our understanding of it will evolve as the pace of innovation accelerates and individual “style” is applied to work. Jason Fried’s great presentation at a TEDx event about “why work doesn’t happen at work” is an exclamation point on our concept.
- Jason Fried: Why work doesn’t happen at work [TED Talks] (exitlanguages.wordpress.com)
- Now you can get the Gist in Gmail (e1evation.com)
- Jason Fried on Why Work Doesn’t Happen At Work (laughingsquid.com)