Workforce of the Future: Building Change Adaptability, 2nd Edition – NEW E-BOOK!
Since the release of the first edition of this e-book in May 2011 the world has witnessed many events. Whether it was the Occupy Movement which swept much of the industrialized world, the Arab Spring which produced the overthrow of several governments, North Korea’s new supreme leader Kim Jong-un’s volatile behavior, or the continuing fiscal pressures governments of all nationalities face, change just keeps on happening–and often unexpectedly. And with change often comes the need to stop, reflect and refocus on goals and destinations.
I’ve spent many years analyzing labor force and economic trends, and studying globalization, innovation and management issues. The rapidity of change, its volatility and unpredictability has invoked in me a high degree of caution when it comes to gauging future trends. Nevertheless, I’ve attempted to tie together many of the major issues that are expected to have significant impacts on organizations in the coming years.
In the words of renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, “The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance. It is the illusion of knowledge.”
The core of Workforce of the Future is to encourage your personal reflection on where you sit in the middle of the sea of relentless change that affects us daily. In particular, where do you see the challenges–and more importantly– the opportunities for your personal development, and for your organization?
We begin with a brief overview of the global context within which organizations will operate in the years ahead. Highlights of the major trends that will have noticeable impacts follow. Such topics as the ageing population and inter-generational dynamics within the workplace are then discussed. From there we launch into the workplace of the future, concluding with an agenda for the workplace of the future.
When you read the e-book, be sure to take time to periodically pause and reflect on what it means for you. Reflection and inquiry are cornerstones to personal learning and growth, and at a collective level are instrumental to an organization’s change adaptability and eventual long-term success.
Your thoughts are always welcome, so please take time after you read the e-book to share a comment. JT
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is.
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