JUNE 2016

CONTENTS

TALKING POINTS

How #Work Will Change When Most of Us Live to 100 @lyndagratton @ajslondon1 http://buff.ly/290Qc7v  #economics @LBS

- Gayle Allen - 3 hours ago
@GAllenTC

Longevity is about living longer, being older later, and being younger longer. https://t.co/grKdiqj5cv @lyndagratton

Kathy B Gardner - 12 hours ago
@kathgard

Thank you @lyndagratton & Andrew Scott, authors of The 100-Year Life for the conversation at the GCOA & G100 lunch

- Michael Hodin - 16 hours ago
@MWHodin

ARTICLES

UNDERSTANDING YOUR 100-YEAR LIFE

One of the most popular items we’ve shared recently is the diagnostic that accompanies Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott’s book The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity. The short quiz, which takes about three minutes to complete, has proved hugely popular as people start contemplating the themes explored in the book.

One of the reasons for its popularity is that few of us are prepared for the practicalities of living longer.

The questions within the diagnostic allow respondents to gauge to what extent they have the tangible and intangible assets required to sustain a long life and career, and can help identify areas where more work is required. More

HOW CAN HR PREPARE FOR LONGEVITY?

Emma Birchall, our Head of Research, has just come back from a speaking engagement in Ireland, where her main focus was longevity. In particular, she identified the key challenges HR professionals need to think hard about to avoid difficult times in the future.

Careers are changing – lengthening, yes, but also changing shape, texture and direction. While some of the more innovative HR teams out there are already sufficiently aware of this to be exploring new career structures, many aren’t. But there is now an urgent need for HR to let go of the linear, 40-year career and begin preparing for what comes next. More

WHO’S IN OUR NETWORK – NICOLA SHEARS

When we introduced our team in our April Newsletter, we kept one important person out for this month’s issue! Nicola Shears is our Head of Administration and Community Management. Her strong organisational and communication skills are a vital part of keeping the team together.

Like most Hot Spots team members, Nicola has a diverse experience to draw upon – from studying Spanish and Russian at the University of Bristol to working for large blue chip companies. More

PERSPECTIVES ON THE 100-YEAR LIFE

The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity has been receiving some great press coverage and social media responses over the past few weeks. These have come from a diverse range of authors and publications, which has allowed us to see a range of different perspectives on longevity. While some have focused on issues such as the crisis in which many countries’ pension funds now lie and the challenges of finding employment in companies obsessed with retirement at 65, we’ve found the majority of people are taking a pragmatic approach. More

FINDING THE INNOVATIVE ORGANISATION?

July may be holiday season for some, but not for us - we’re now deep into the research phase for our next FoW theme: The Innovative Organisation.

Innovation is something many larger organisations have struggled to maintain outside of their R&D labs. But today innovators are in demand everywhere—from the factory floor to C-suite. Innovation isn’t a department anymore. It’s a mentality that should pervade your entire organisation.

Many people have an innate desire and capacity to innovate – they just haven’t been given the right tools and opportunity. More

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. We can’t wait!

Lynda Gratton Speaks to Janet Street-Porter
Lynda recently gave Janet Street-Porter a personalised walk-through of the 100-Year Life diagnostic and got herself branded The Woman Who Can Help You Live a 100-Year Life.

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