JULY 2016

CONTENTS

TALKING POINTS

How We'll Rethink Markers Like #Millennials As We Live Longer @lyndagratton @LBS http://buff.ly/29RPu6T  #longevity

- Gayle Allen - 14 hours ago
@GAllenTC

Lovely to meet you Lynda - Claire and I love your book The 100 Year Life - doing the best we can! #beyourownselfe

Daphne Selfe - 20 hours ago
@DaphneSelfe

“How work will change when most of us live to 100?” A very social & interesting reflection @lyndagratton @HarvardBiz

- Yolanda Erburu - Jul 19
@Yerburu

ARTICLES

ARE BUSINESSES MORE TRUSTWORTHY THAN GOVERNMENTS?

One of the things that struck us when we browsed through the latest Edelman Trust Barometer report was the fact that people are now more likely to trust businesses than they were before. According to the report, CEOs in particular inspire confidence and people trust their ability to remain profitable and adaptable to change while continuing to do ‘the right thing’.  This is in marked contrast with last year’s report in which NGOs were considered most trustworthy and fewer than 50% of respondents felt they could trust businesses. More


ARE JOB DESCRIPTIONS BECOMING A THING OF THE PAST?

At Hot Spots Movement, we think a lot about jobs – as you would expect – and we’re beginning to wonder if job descriptions aren’t actually a waste of time: With work becoming far more task and project-based, traditional job descriptions feel too static – and only marginally helpful when it comes to understanding what an employee brings to the table and how he or she can develop to bring even more value to the organisation. So should we be ditching job descriptions in favour of focusing on competencies, tasks and projects? More

WHO’S IN OUR NETWORK – GAYLE ALLEN

Our friend for July is Gayle Allen, an entrepreneur and host of a leading innovation podcast. Gayle recently interviewed Lynda about The 100-Year Life for her Curious Minds series, which reflects her passion for connecting people to innovative ideas that improve their lives. We certainly agree that information about how to live a successful longer life falls into that category.

Gayle is a specialist in Global Innovation and Leadership and adult learning, specialisms which combine in her role as Chief Learning Officer at BrightBytes, an award-winning company that focuses on improving the way the world learns – an area which we think also has great importance as people embark on longer, multi-stage careers. She is also the author of The New Pillars of Modern Teaching and her writing has been featured in MindShift, Huffington Post, She Owns It, and Offscreen Magazine.

You can listen to Gayle’s Curious Minds interview about the 100-Year Life with Lynda online.

HOT SPOTS UPDATES…

FoW Member Best-of Workshop in Sydney on 2 August
The FoW team is hitting the skies in August to run a special workshop for our members in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. We’ll be running a special best-of Masterclass, distilling the insights from the last few themes into one jam-packed event.  We have a great group of members signed up to attend – in fact, it looks as though it may be our biggest member event ever. We can’t wait!

The Hot Spots Project on Unstructured Collaboration soon to kick off
If you’d like to join a group of organisations keen to explore how to make collaboration an integral part of how their organisation functions, across projects, department and countries, please get in touch wih Harriet Molyneaux.

The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity in the media
Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott’s new book has had a lot of press coverage, all across the world, and it continues with the book launching in Australia in the next few days and in Japan in October. You can scroll through the press coverage here.

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