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The Future of Work: Will You Be Ready?. ^. and your leaders. Presented by: Debi Hirshlag Strategic HR Advisor Workday. Excerpts used with permission from: Bob Johansen Distinguished Fellow Institute for the Future. Cloud Computing. Digital Natives. Gamification.

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The future of work will you be ready

The Future of Work: Will You Be Ready?

^

and your leaders

Presented by:

Debi Hirshlag

Strategic HR Advisor

Workday

Excerpts used with permission from:

Bob Johansen Distinguished Fellow

Institute for the Future


The future of work will you be ready

Cloud Computing


The future of work will you be ready

Digital Natives


Gamification

Gamification


Changing employment arrangements

Changing Employment Arrangements


Crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing


Changing global demographics

Population

Growth

2.1%

Changing Global Demographics

15-64 – up 13%

65+ -- up 52%

1.1%

1960 now

Age

186

10,000 per day

(2011-2030)

86%

54%

46%

60%

52%

Urban

Rural

14%

10

now 2030

GDP

60%

1980


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And that is all known or happening already…


Institute for the future

Institute for the Future


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The next decade will be the most turbulent of any

  • Institute for the Future

    Need leaders who can cope

    and thrive


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Leading in a VUCA World

Volatile

Vision

Uncertain

Understanding

Complex

Clarity

Ambiguous

Agility


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10 Future Leadership Skills

13


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1

  • Ability to exploit your inner drive to build and grow things, as well as connect with others in doing it

  • Not just how things work but an urge to make things work better

  • Approach leadership with the commitment of a job but the playful energy of a hobby

  • Nurture others to be “makers”


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2

  • Ability to see through messes and contradictions -- to a future that others cannot yet see

  • Clarity about vision but flexibility about the route to it


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3

  • Ability to turn dilemmas -- which, unlike problems, cannot be (fully) solved -- into advantages and opportunities

  • Balance between judging too soon and deciding too late


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4

  • Ability to immerse oneself in unfamiliar environments and learn from them in a first-hand way

  • Ability to filter out extraneous information and see emerging patterns

  • Open-mindedness


Reverse mentoring

Reverse Mentoring


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5

  • Ability to see things from nature’s point of view

  • To understand, respect and learn from nature’s patterns

  • To consider “the big picture” rather than just the components


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6

  • Ability to calm tense situations where differences dominate and communication has broken down

  • Listening to and learning from those different than we are

  • Bringing people from divergent cultures toward constructive engagement

  • Creating assurance and clarity


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7

  • Ability to be open and authentic about what matters to you – without it being about you

  • Give up some control

  • Cannot be transparent if not trusted

  • Human and humble, but great strength

  • Vulnerable yet self-confident


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8

“Success is the ability to go from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”

- Winston Churchill

  • Ability to create quick, early versions of innovations, with the expectation that later success will require early failures

  • Try, learn, try again

  • Real experience and feedback over planning

  • Learning emphasis


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9

  • Ability to exploit your inner drive to build and grow things, as well as connect with others in the making

  • Ability to create, engage with and nurture purposeful business or social change networks through intelligent use of electronic and other media

  • Self or with/through others


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10

  • Ability to seed, nurture and grow shared assets that can benefit all – and allow competition at a higher level

  • Create places and situations within which collaboration and mutual success can occur; we’re all stronger when connected

  • Give things away in thoughtful ways where you will get even more back over a designated time


Rating scale

Rating Scale


Interesting i ve only got 10 years

How do I start to

improve myself now?

Interesting…I’ve only got 10 years


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  • Hang out with “makers”

  • Do a craft project

  • Take up a new hobby

  • Take something apart

  • Diagram processes (and then make them better)


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  • Think about success (and “less success”) when communicating – what was different? Get feedback

  • Articulate your own or your organization’s mission in one sentence

  • Read about successful leaders

  • Practice “plain speak”

  • Practice giving “what” but not “how” when assigning work


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  • Practice spotting problems versus dilemmas

  • Practice not rushing to solutions

  • Watch the news – dilemmas are everywhere

  • Think about seemingly “no win” situations you’ve faced – what could you have done differently?


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  • Try things that make you uncomfortable

    • Start a new hobby

    • Take an adventurous vacation

  • Play video games (preferably with a digital native mentor)

  • Participate in simulations

  • Mentor or by mentored by someone different than you


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  • Spend time outdoors

  • Reacquaint yourself with basic biology/ecology

  • Watch the ‘Dog Whisper’

  • Learn how nature/weather is affecting the world

  • Be conscious of interconnections


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  • Develop cross-cultural savvy

  • Spend time with people different than you

  • Travel

  • Offer to facilitate disagreements

  • Read the latest thinking on conflict and anger management


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  • Get (honest) feedback on your level of integrity and transparency in communicating

  • Think about your level of need for recognition

  • Think about who you consider humble and why (and the reverse)

  • Before delivering a message – what else can be shared? What else would you want to know?


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  • Do things you don’t understand or aren’t good at

  • Look back at failures – what could you have learned from them?

  • Practice rapid problem solving

  • Learn from designers and developers

  • Read current literature on innovation techniques

  • Cook without a recipe


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  • Use groups to solve problems

  • Improve your professional network (and use it)

  • Avoid “not invented here” thinking

  • Practice using different communication media

  • Join a committee


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  • Give away information or ideas (personally)

  • Consider how your organization can thoughtfully “give to get”

  • Think about where problems are being solved individually – might a “commons” approach be more effective?


The future of work will you be ready

Leaders Make the Future

Email: [email protected] University Ave

Phone: 650-854-6322 2nd Floor

Fax: 650-854-7850Palo Alto, CA 94301


The future of work will you be ready

Debi Hirshlag

[email protected]

925.951.9407


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