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The Future of Work: Yes, We’ll Still Make Stuff.

Presenting Part Nine of a Ten-Part Series on The Future of Work from Time Magazine.

By David Von Drehle at Time.

The death of American manufacturing has been greatly exaggerated. According to U.N. statistics, the U.S. remains by far the world’s largest manufacturer, producing nearly twice as much value as No. 2 China. Since 1990, U.S. manufacturing output has grown by nearly $800 billion — an amount larger than the entire manufacturing economy of Germany, a global powerhouse.

But growth does not mean jobs. While sales soared (at least until the recession), manufacturing employment sank. Using constantly improving technology to make more-valuable goods, American workers doubled their productivity in less than a generation — which, paradoxically, rendered millions of them obsolete. (See pictures of retailers which have gone out of business.)

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Watch Out Boomers – The Millennials Are Coming For Your Jobs.

Watch out, baby boomers. The Millennials are coming for your jobs.

Convince Your Boss to Let You Become a ‘Workshifter’.

Over the course of the life of this blog, other authors will approach this different ways. I convinced my supervisor at a wireless telecom company (this was in 2005) to let me become a workshifter for three out of five days a week. It wasn't easy, but I found several keys that got me the freedom to work out of a coffeeshop, and the flexibility to do more with the two hours a day that shift brought me.

Negotiate Salary Without Tipping Your Hand.

You’ve gotten pretty far in a job discussion. You like them. They like you. And it's getting down to the nitty gritty.

7 Ways to Be Happier at Work.

A recent report listed the happiest nations in the world. Guess what? The US didn't even make it into the top ten. So much for the American dream.

One Step Back, Two Steps Forward.

Most people don't realize the power of personal connection on the job.

Micromanagement Is Bad For YOU.

If you’re a micromanager and want to change, you need to understand why you’re micromanaging and develop skills to allow your team to produce while you focus on leading.

4 Ways To Coach Your Team.

"Coaching isn't an addition to a leader's job, it's an integral part of it." - George S. Odiorne

To Succeed, Sometimes You Need To Change Your Game.

Now to your career. Sometimes when faced with an unmoveable obstacle, you need to change what you are doing. The more hard-headed you are - the bigger the obstacle will become. You need to try something new to either go around the obstacle or not deal with it at all.

Stretch Your New People.

I hear it all the time from my clients when hiring — "I can't find someone that is "just right" for the position." Or "They don't meet all the qualifications for the job." Well - they're wrong. You need to STRETCH your new people's potential.