Your business may well be investing in training but has it taken “The Shift “into account? In her book The Shift: The Future of Work is Already Here, acclaimed author and global authority on the people implications of strategies Lynda Gratton says, there have been three shifts that businesses need to embrace in order to be a success.
The first shift manifests itself in a change from a generalized to specialized approach. As the world becomes increasingly connected in the 21st Century, having a small amount of knowledge about a lot of subjects gives next to no competitive edge to a business. In contrast, a workforce with a depth of knowledge on a specific area will be able to offer insights and points of view which will keep them ahead of the rest of the field.
People who can become serial masters are well-equipped to be both happy and successful in their careers. Serial masters’ working lives can revolve around a core of highly valuable skills that they love. These can be used as a gateway to rediscovering lost passions, reforming initial ideas into new mastery or spinning off into new paths.
Last year one of the most interesting ideas that came out of the Future of Work Consortium was that by 2020, five billion people will be connected with each other through their handheld devices.
The second shift, which sees a move from an individual outlook to connected networks means people who share information are far more likely to succeed than those who soldier on alone.
In the future, “swarms” of people will work together on things they are passionate about. A well-connected company will be prepared to work as a team to sting competitors and dominate the market.
Lynda Gratton will address these topics in a complimentary 45 minute webinar. Lynda’s discussion kicks off at 12 p.m. BST (British Summer Time) on Wednesday May 23rd and is followed by an interactive Q&A. To register completely free of charge, please click here.