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Smarter Working Manifesto: a shift in management.

34% of the world’s working population will be mobile by 2015. The book The Smarter Working Manifesto by Guy Clapperton and Philip Vanhoutte, gives guidelines to make a shift in management philosophy, to build the most productive workforce, free staff to choose the best place and time to do their most effective work.

Guy Clapperton, journalist and author, and Philip Vanhoutte, Senior Vice President and managing director of Plantronics, Europe & Africa, have announced The Smarter Working Manifesto. This new book provides practical real-life examples and presents convincing arguments for why businesses should allow employees to decide the best place and time to work for them.
The authors draw on their own international experience to create the definitive guide on how to build the best workplace, both on and off premise, for the 21st century. Today’s workforce is more driven then ever to be in charge of his or her own workplace, timetable and overall work experience. The Smarter Working Manifesto presents practices for making more money out of a happy workforce and how to do it.
“Companies can no longer ignore the change in work style. Long gone are the 9-to-5 workdays sitting inside a traditional office environment,” said Clapperton “Today’s worker can use many specific techniques and technologies to help them work smarter no matter their location. The Smarter Working Manifesto helps both employer and employee embark on that journey.”
The book tears down the walls and discusses the evolution of flexible work and how it can be implemented successfully. Companies are slowly justifying the change and achieving buy-in, resulting in recent research from IDC stating that 34 per cent of the world’s working population will be mobile by 2015. (IDC Study 2013, Worldwide Mobile Worker Population 2011-2015).
“This isn’t your typical book about flexible working and letting employees work from home. It gives actionable guidelines to make a shift in management philosophy possible,” said Vanhoutte. “From my first hand experience, building a smart working environment for a multi-national corporation is not easy. But, overwhelming positive change is possible. I wish I had a book of this sort when we started.”
Text by Gabriele Masi.


The Smarter Working Manifesto (ISBN: 978-1-908693-17-4)
Paperback – £12.99 / €14.99 / $19.99
Digital – £7.99 / €9.99 / $12.99
Available on Amazon

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