Like staccato bursts of data from the interstellar spacecraft Voyager, the workplaces of the future are sending new messages to the people that will be soon be joining them (and in many cases, already are). The new messages are replacing the outdated memos crafted for the dawn of the industrial age, when information traveled at the speed of Morse code.

Last week, I delivered some training to a group of Morning Star colleagues at the California Sun harvesting facility in College City, California (an oddly named town, since there is currently no college in or near College City). There are about twenty-two self-managed colleagues working there, performing the vital work of repairing and maintaining tomato harvesting equipment and training equipment drivers.