FoW RESEARCH UPDATE
Work is well underway for our Future of Work (FoW) Research Consortium, and we are already looking into some very interesting themes. To help us get started, we sent Emma Birchall to London Business School to find out what MBA students are thinking about their own future of work. Here is one of the insights they shared on career paths:
New ways of working – an alternative to the linear career path?
We’ve known for a while that the career model of ‘one job for life’ is a thing of the past and that people change careers on average seven times in their working lives. It seems, however, that our MBA students are looking to take this a step further and move away from the linear career path altogether. Instead many are seeking ‘portfolio careers’ where they will work for several organisations or projects at a time, applying their serial mastery in a range of roles. We, at the Hot Spots Movement, are asking ourselves ‘What do portfolio careers mean for job design in big corporations?’ and ‘How will portfolio career paths map out in future?’
Over the next five months leading up to the beginning of the next membership year, we will be examining the answers to these questions, ready for lively debate in our master classes, workshops and jams.
Contact Tina Schneidermann to find out how you can join the conversation as a member of FoW.
LATEST ON OUR I & D INITIATIVES
Our Inclusion & Diversity Research Consortium members are gearing up for the launch of the Peer Assist Groups. These groups are one of the activities on the year-long journey members embarked on in February when we launched the Consortium. They have been formed based on the challenges the members submitted, and they’ll be meeting on calls facilitated by members of the Hot Spots Movement’s facilitation team. The groups and calls are the members’ forum for discussing their challenges and using one another’s expertise.
Member organisations will be filling in a diagnostic survey to understand where they need to focus their attention, and during our June webinar they will hear about the findings.
Other I & D related updates:
Lynda Gratton spoke at the 13th Annual Women in Business Conference, which took place at London Business School recently. You can watch her speak here.
Would your organisation like to join the Inclusion & Diversity Research Consortium? Please contact Tina Schneidermann for more information.