APR 2017

CONTENTS

TALKING POINTS

The workplace is changing. Is your leadership changing with it to match the future of work? http://ow.ly/ZUug30aEn9R  @lyndagratton #AcuityMag

- Acuity Mag - Apr 9
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How to manage a 100 year working life (not yours but that of your kids) ... disruptive thinking by @lyndagratton

Frank Piller - Apr 13
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Next week's #FT125 session with @lucykellaway, @lyndagratton & Andrew Scott discussing what it means to live to 100. #100YearLife

- The 125 - Apr 20
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ARTICLES

ARE MIILLENNIALS HARDER TO HANG ON TO?

One of the articles that inspired this issue was Lucy Kellaway’s FT column entitled Don't Blame Millennials if You Can't Hold Onto Them, which explored the reasons why Millennial workers are abandoning hard-won – and often prestigious – jobs. Lucy argues that many Millennials are disappointed by their jobs because they are promised great opportunities and given meaningless and menial tasks to do.  But is this feeling of discontent really restricted to Millennials? We’re not sure. More

THE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF AN EASY LIFE

By Emma Birchall, Head of Research – Future of Work, The Hot Spots Movement

The recent advancements in AI have added nuance to debates about the role of technology in our lives: Do we really want to be more productive? And what are the unintended consequences of having technology make the little things in life easier and easier?
I decided to think more deeply about this topic after seeing a fascinating depiction of a day of our lives in 2030 by Vodafone’s Head of Product Management, Sally Fuller. More

60 Seconds on Employee Experience

This month, we catch up with Amelia Muller, Group Head of Resourcing at Standard Bank.

Hot Spots: Standard Bank has stopped talking in terms of technology vs. humans and is focusing on the synergies between the two. How are you moving people’s mindsets from fear of automation to embracing augmentation?

AM: Our change approach to digitalization is centred around its benefits to our daily lives, rather than the technology itself. More

WHY GOOD IS BETTER THAN BEST

Within many organisations, best practice is held aloft as the standard to aspire to. And yet, at the Hot Spots Movement, we have come to believe that the concept of best practice does not deserve the pedestal on which it sits.

Best practice is all about replicating what has worked for others. In the spirit of best practice, many developing countries would have felt obliged to pour money away on establishing fixed telephone services before investing in mobile. More

WHO’S IN OUR NETWORK…AMELIA MULLER

This month's Hot Spots friend is Amelia Muller, Group Head of Resourcing at Standard Bank, and one of the core members of Standard Bank's Banker of the Future team. We are impressed with her and her colleagues’ insightful and future-proofed thinking around the synergies between technology and humans – an area that creates a lot of anxiety in many organisations. In a recent Focus Group call that brought together our global members, Amelia shared some key insights from their approach.

HOT SPOTS UPDATES…

Building careers for shifting identities

What is gender? What is age? Who are we? What are our multiple identities, and possible future selves? We’ll be exploring these questions and many more in our Shifting Identities Masterclass as we look at how workforces are increasingly composed of people with shifting identities who push the boundaries of our current understanding of the workforce. More

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