Who We Are

Our Firm

The Future of Work. . .unlimited is a thought leadership firm with a single mission:  bringing the future to work.  We work with committed change leaders who want to design their organization’s future.

We help our clients invent their own futures by exploring and interpreting the changing nature of work, the workforce, and the workplace. We guide the design of work environments that attract exceptional people, leverage innate talents, and increase productivity.

We work with you to transform your visions about the future of work into tangible action programs that produce bottom-line results. We can show you how to reduce your cost of workforce support by 40% or more.

We lead conversations and produce collaborative learning experiences that produce rich scenarios of alternative futures. And we develop practical strategies for change and performance improvement.

Recent clients include:

  • Citrix Online
  • Experian
  • Herman Miller
  • Kimball Office
  • National Equity Fund
  • The Research Board
  • SCAN Health Plan
  • Sodexo

Contact us today for a free initial conversation about how we can help you take charge of the future of work in your own organization.

Our Founder:

 JIm Ware: PortraitJim Ware is a former Harvard Business School professor who has invested his entire career guiding clients as they invent their own futures. He designs experiences that enable them to explore and interpret the changing nature of work, the workforce, and the workplace. Jim facilitates conversations and collaborative learning, builds scenarios of alternative futures, and transforms ideas and insights into bottom-line results.

nsa member logoHe is the founder and Executive Director of The Future of Work…unlimited. He also serves as Global Research Director for Occupiers Journal, and is a Partner with the FutureWork Forum. He is currently the immediate past president of the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association.

Jim presents regularly at major professional and industry conferences, and he organizes “Talking About Tomorrow” conversations that enable change leaders take charge of their own futures.

[Click here for a list of Jim’s major invited presentations and webinars]

Previously, Jim held senior management positions at several leading-edge professional services firms, including KPMG (now Bearing Point), Computer Sciences Corporation, Unisys Corporation’s Information Services Group, and The Concours Group, where he led a number of futures investigations and served as Executive Director of the HR Concours, a membership organization limited to Chief HR Officers in Fortune 100 companies.

Jim’s most recent book, Making Meetings Matter, was published by Indie Books International in February, 2016.

Jim is also the author of the chapter on change management for the widely acclaimed IFMA Foundation book Work on the Move,  (October 2011). He was a co-author and the lead editor for Cut It Out! Save for Today, Build for Tomorrow, published by the IFMA Foundation in 2009.

Corporate Agility (2007), co-authored with Charles Grantham and Cory Williamson, addresses the need for organizations to coordinate and integrate HR, IT, and CRE/facilities to develop new business capabilities for competing in a flat, global economy. Corporate Agility was named one of the ten best business books of 2007.

Jim is Editor in Chief and a principal writer for the weekly Future of Work Agenda newsletter (subscribe here; it is free), and he posts regularly on the Future of Work blog. He has also written a number of articles and white papers for other publications, and he has been quoted frequently in magazines and periodicals like The Economist, The Financial Times, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal.

He holds PhD, M.A., and B.Sc. degrees from Cornell University and an MBA (With Distinction) from the Harvard Business School.  He lives and works in northern California.

[Click here for a downloadable version of Jim’s current bio]

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