Elena Méndez Díaz-Villabella
Work in progress. Our natural state. We are not perfect! Sometimes it’s best to launch a product before it’s perfect. Come on!
Even Apple, a company that is known for perfection and control, releases products with known shortfalls.
Develop leader presence by cultivating focus, clarity, creativity and compassion in the service of others. “Paying attention to the present moment, non-judgmentally”. Finding the mental space to lead properly.
The future workplace will be multi-generational, with four generations working side-by-side. Traditional notions of hierarchy and seniority will become less important. The skills for leading and managing the 4G workforce, and for facilitating collaboration across multiple generations and their values, will be in increasing demand.
The shrinking middle will challenge the workforce. Jobs which have traditionally occupied the middle of the skills hierarchy and earnings range, such as white collar administrative roles and skilled / semi-skilled blue collar roles, are declining at a significant rate due to changes in work organisation driven by technology and globalisation.
Entrepreneurism as a lifestyle. The desire for more flexibility is not confined to business.
Demographic factors, family care responsibilities, and a search for a better work life balance increase individual demands for more flexibility. Individuals pursue “micropreneurial” approaches that offer earnings potential, often alongside more conventional modes of employment.
What if employers had the upper hand in structuring contractual conditions to meet their specific needs? If zero-hour contracts, and similar flexible arrangements, became the norm, what would the labour market of 2030 look like?