Future of Work
Back in September 2017 I attended the World of Work: 2030 Conference at Henley Business School, University of Reading (you can find lots of takeaways from the conference by searching for the hashtag #WOW2030 in Twitter). Technology is clearly transforming the world of work. What do you need to know?
Past success does not determine future success
Value is acquired by taking risks; you must have a mindset of curiosity and courage
- If you are not making decisions based on data you are making decisions in the blind
- Be willing to fail and adjust accordingly (Follow your personal data; ask if you are still relevant and if the answer is no, be willing to go out and acquire more appropriate skills)
Career resiliency (ability to adapt to change even when circumstances are discouraging or disruptive) is now more important than ever
- Ability to collaborate will become more vital than ever; be aware of the three killers of collaboration: (1) behaviours; (2) too much what and not enough how; and (3) idea follow-through
- Predictions for the future of work: (1) portfolio careers; (2) employees will “jump around” among experiences, skills, knowledge, and interests; (3) trust will become its own currency in the workplace; (4) borderless workforce; (5) HR departments will become more strategic and empowered in organisations; (6) organisations will move from singular to exponential, top-down to autonomous, hierarchical to socialised.