JULY 2015.



#SummerBookTip 11: If you want to know why we need to shape the future, read the Shift and the Key by @lyndagratton http://ow.ly/PBLyw - David Ducheyne - Jul 25

Want career fulfilment & flexibility? Choose a #portfoliocareer http://ow.ly/Q1MLg  @lyndagratton @BHopson Rachel Brushfield - Jul 24

Living longer = working longer. Can we work until we’re 80? Psychologist >@lyndagratton says so http://tel.st/zrsc - Telstra Enterprise - Jul 7


Exploring Artificial Intelligence at the 7th Global Peter Drucker Forum

We’ve been learning – and writing – a lot about artificial intelligence recently, as many of you will know, so we were pleased to note that it’s central to the topic being explored at this year’s Global Drucker Forum in Vienna. Entitled Claiming our Humanity - Managing in the Digital Age, the forum will explore the effect the technology revolution – including robotics, big data, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things – is having on management thinking and working habits.

The Global Drucker Forum will take place on 5-6 November 2015, in Vienna, Austria. You can learn more about the conference, including the list of speakers, by visiting the Forum’s website.


Examples of great collaboration are always of interest to us at the Hot Spots Movement, so we were intrigued to learn a bit more about Standard Bank’s joint CEOs, Ben Kruger and Sim Tshabalala. Two years ago, when the bank’s previous CEO stepped down, it decided that rather than choosing between its two strongest candidates, it preferred to benefit from their complementary skills.

The approach isn’t unique – at least not in the banking industry. Deutsche Bank has a similar structure, and Morgan Stanley has had one in the past. It’s also not without its challenges. More


One of Lynda’s favourite activities is working with management teams within the Arts – and she’s particularly fond of the team at the Royal Opera House. One of the people she has been working with there is Opera House Director Kasper Holten.

Kasper is responsible for introducing new initiatives and new productions to the Royal Opera House as well as helping it deliver greater variety than ever before. As ever, we think that corporations have a lot to learn from the creative industries when it comes to embracing new things and setting a standard that others will follow, and we are delighted to share our insights with our Future of Work members.


We’re excitedly conducting the research for our next FoW theme, the Future of HR, which was one of the themes requested by our members in 2014. We’ve been analysing all the emerging trends and are bursting to share them. If this topic interested you, then perhaps it’s time to sign up for FoW.

Contact tina@hotspotsmovement.com to find out how your organisation can join.

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