LETTER FROM AUSTRALIA
By Rosemary Kirkby
Australia has been a lucky country in the years following the global financial slowdown after 2008, and is now well placed to transition to a new, broader-based economy, less reliant on commodities.
There is emerging consensus that growth needs to be innovation-led. The change envisaged is not incremental but potentially transformational. It will need a combination of discipline and courage, not least from our major companies who must lead the pursuit of new sources of revenue and growth. For HR this is not business-as-usual. Many of the policies, systems, processes and behaviours (our working cultures) which have served us so well at the end of the 20th Century need to be re-designed to fit the more dynamic market conditions of the 21. (This is an opportunity to engage all employees in designing their own futures.) More
HOT SPOTS UPDATES…
Future of Work in Sydney – 25 to 29 May 2015
The FoW team and Lynda Gratton will be coming to Sydney in May and you’re invited to attend exciting events throughout the week of 25 to 29 May!
- FoW Breakfast - Monday 25 May, 8-10am – an opportunity for potential new members of FoW to meet the team for breakfast and learn about the Future of Work Research Consortium.
- Jam Networking Coffee - Tuesday 26 May, 4:30-6:15pm – Join us as we present our bespoke FoWlab jams and show you how they enable you to tap in to the wisdom of your crowd by bringing together thousands of your employees to collaborate in a guided, online conversation and find actionable solutions to the big challenges within your business.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest. More