NEW YEAR 2017

CONTENTS

TALKING POINTS

Junior staff work hard hoping to get to the top and a high salary. That could be about to change, says @lyndagratton http://ow.ly/au1x307i5h3 

- LBS - Dec 21
@LBS

@lyndagratton the 100 year life is my no 1 careers coaching/mentoring book of the year no question! Thank you :)

Fiona Day Consulting - Dec 19
@FDayConsulting

RT @lyndagratton: Five ways MBA graduates can manage a 70-year career — FT http://on.ft.com/2hod9Qb #FutureofWork

- HRCurator - Dec 19
@HRCurator

ARTICLES

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EXCELLING AND FALLING SHORT AT WORK

By Emma Birchall, Head of Research, Future of Work

A few weeks ago, I was speaking at an event for an energy company in the Nordics.

At dinner the night before the event, I noticed people avidly checking their phones for the latest score in a sports match. When I asked what sport it was I was surprised to learn that it was a chess match. It amazed me that such a slow-paced game could attract such avid, real-time interest. More


IS AGEISM BECOMING WORSE THAN SEXISM?

Lynda Gratton’s recent interview with Management Today, where she  referred to the fact that ageism at work is now becoming worse than sexism, has been receiving lots of attention on Twitter. Ageism does indeed seem to be the next area of discrimination organisations will have to tackle. Many workers now find themselves pushed out of the workplace before they are ready – in their late 50s or mid-60s – by inflexible retirement policies. Companies often show reluctance to accommodate older workers. At the hiring stage, fears over salary expectations or learning potential often put companies off. More

MAKING THE FUTURE LESS CHALLENGING

When looking at the future, how do you know which trends to focus on? This is a question that comes up time and again in our conversations about the future of work. Many of the organisation we speak to have invested heavily in tracking and researching trends. A common theme among them, however, is that while they may have the resources to look into the many trends that impact on work, they often find themselves getting lost in the volume and interrelatedness of trends. With so many new trends emerging, it can be hard to identify the ones that are important and are likely to have a long-lasting effect on our future working lives. More

HOT SPOTS UPDATES…

We’re hiring!
We’re currently looking for two new team members to start the year with us in 2017. If you know anyone who would like to join us as a Researcher on our Future of Work team or a Project Manager for our Jams, then please do direct them to our site.

Are you building the right skills?
As major companies such as Deloitte and Marriott are using big data and computer games rather than degree classifications to recruit new talent, employability skills are becoming ever more important. More

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