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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


Excerpts used with permission from:

Bob Johansen Distinguished Fellow

Institute for the Future

Changing global demographics




Changing Global Demographics

15-64 – up 13%

65+ -- up 52%


1960 now



10,000 per day











now 2030




The next decade will be the most turbulent of any

  • Institute for the Future

    Need leaders who can cope

    and thrive

Leading in a VUCA World










  • 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”


  • 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


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

  • Balance between judging too soon and deciding too late


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


“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


  • 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


  • 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

Interesting i ve only got 10 years

How do I start to

improve myself now?

Interesting…I’ve only got 10 years

  • Hang out with “makers”

  • Do a craft project

  • Take up a new hobby

  • Take something apart

  • Diagram processes (and then make them better)

  • 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

  • Practice spotting problems versus dilemmas communicating – what was different? Get feedback

  • 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?

  • Try things that make you uncomfortable communicating – what was different? Get feedback

    • 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

  • Spend time outdoors communicating – what was different? Get feedback

  • Reacquaint yourself with basic biology/ecology

  • Watch the ‘Dog Whisper’

  • Learn how nature/weather is affecting the world

  • Be conscious of interconnections

  • Develop cross-cultural savvy communicating – what was different? Get feedback

  • Spend time with people different than you

  • Travel

  • Offer to facilitate disagreements

  • Read the latest thinking on conflict and anger management

  • 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?

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

  • 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

  • Use groups to solve problems transparency in communicating

  • Improve your professional network (and use it)

  • Avoid “not invented here” thinking

  • Practice using different communication media

  • Join a committee

  • Give away information or ideas (personally) transparency in communicating

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

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

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