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Organizations are beginning to require increased collaboration as basis of their culture. Flock is a collaborative network that aids job seekers to build interdisciplinary skills, create connections, and receive expert advice while working on short term challenges.

Context

The Future of Work Report by PSFK is part of a series of in-depth analysis of trends driving key sectors and subject matters. The previous reports looked at topics such as gaming, social media and mobile technology; and industries like retail and health.

Live With Design collaborated with PSFK to illustrate trends that are transforming the workforce. The marketplace for talent has changed as employees and companies look not only to fill a role, but find the perfect fit. With a wealth of qualified candidates, companies are looking for candidates who can thrive within their company culture and already understand the DNA. At the same time, workers are looking to market themselves more effectively as they progressively build out their skills and work experiences to continue growing in their careers.

Concept

Flock is a collaborative network that aids job seekers to build interdisciplinary skills, create connections, and receive expert advice while working on short term challenges.  Flock draws it’s collaborative structure from a folktale. A flock of doves seeking food become trapped in a net. Each one struggles to escape. Then a plan is devised. Working together, each dove lifts the net and successfully flies away. Flock’s underlying value is our strength in unity. It is an evolving social network, available to members for 40 days. This encourages members to come together, gain skills in short sprints and then ascend professionally.

 

Flock encompasses projects focused on team building. Its members bring their skills and experience to help nonprofits and small business grow, by developing solutions for business and design challenges. Challenges are formed across industries. The flock encourages in-person group brainstorming and includes digital tools for organizing project milestones and responsibilities.

 Team members: Paulline Mallea, Brielle Maxwell, Sandhya Moraes

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