Elena Méndez Díaz-Villabella
The Beta principle
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.
HR Concierge or HRCon team
HR Concierge or HRCon team: this figure has one mission: To make guests and employees feel at home.
Organizations that really show and demonstrate that people matter; not only as consumers, but also as employees. Some certification programs attest to degrees of “caring” in organizations.
“Wellbeing” is profitable. This concept measures the impact and power that wellbeing, health and personal satisfaction have on both personal and group goal attainment.
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.
Increasingly high levels of anxiety around jobs (different causes: security, technology, crisis, aging, frustration, and indecision) that produce a lack of trust, low morale and productivity, inefficiency and mistakes.
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
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?