Is it possible to be more engaged, more productive and happier at work?

How can we get people better engaged in the work they do, being more productive and feeling happier about their contribution and value at work? Is technology part of the problem — and could it also be part of the solution? These are some of the critical questions Dave Coplin, Chief Envisioning Officer at Microsoft, poses in a new, thought provoking RSA Animate titled: “Re-Imagining Work”.

The RSA Animate is the latest in an illustrative series which shares innovative, world-changing ideas from the RSA’s free public events programme. The event series covers new, bigger picture thinking on subjects as varied as “How to Help Every Child Fulfil their Potential” to “Are Diverse Communities Possible”?

Dave Coplin’s RSA Animate follows an impassioned speech he gave in April 2013, titled “Re-Imagining Work: Shifts in the Digital Revolution” and builds upon thinking from his book, “Business Reimagined” launched in June 2013 (which can be downloaded for free in eBook format from Amazon here or purchased through publisher Harriman House here). The premise being, what might be possible if organisations really began to think differently about the power of technological and social change to transform the way we do business and encourage a truly open, collaborative and flexible working culture?

Would we come up with new and better ideas? Would work-life balance improve? Would we feel more fulfilled? Take a look at the video and be prepared to challenge the cultural and social norms of everyday working life.