MAY 2016

CONTENTS

TALKING POINTS

https://lnkd.in/bczESdj Very good book of @lyndagratton about The 100-Year Life. Are you ready?

- Dana Denis-Smith - May 21
@ddenissmith

Looking forward to reading this by @LBS @ajslondon1 and @lyndagratton #100yearlife after hearing about it last week

Peter Stray-Röding - May 22
@PeterWSR

'How to live to 100 & be happy' via @KuperSimon & @lyndagratton As we live longer, helping people age better is key http://goo.gl/vCu6tz

- Marie-Rose - May 23
@marierose_d

ARTICLES

WHO WILL RESKILL OLDER WORKERS?

As part of the recent activity around the 100-Year Life we’ve been running a series of polls online. They’ve proved a really interesting means of gaining an understanding of the challenges people face when they think about longevity.

One of the responses that really struck us related to education: 74% of the people who took our most recent poll felt that universities were not likely to be the ones providing educational opportunities for older workers and that in fact, an entirely new range of providers would have to emerge to meet their requirements.

So, where will older workers go to reskill and retrain? More

100-YEAR LIFE STORIES: MARIE LESAICHERRE

We’ve loved reading the personal stories people have been sharing about their working lives on the 100-Year Life website. This one, by Marie Lesaicherre, Business Development Director at child-focused early learning company Maple Bear (UAE) shows just how many different directions one career can take.

“You’ll soon be very frustrated” my manager told me when I joined GE, straight out of my PhD, beaming with happiness, passionate and excited to be joining one of the best companies to work for. The first hire of a new technology team GE was setting up in China, I was assigned within a few weeks to recruit the rest of my colleagues from around the world and set-up the whole research facility. More

WHO’S IN OUR NETWORK –
ANDREW SCOTT

Andrew first featured as a Hot Spots friend back when he and Lynda were first sketching out their initial ideas for The 100-Year Life – and these days he is more than just a friend of ours: he’s part of the Hot Spots family. We have really enjoyed getting to know him and his work. Andrew’s key area of interest is macroeconomics, particularly how macro forces shape the global competitive environment – a subject area that perfectly complements Lynda’s work on how global forces change the world of work and which has made their collaboration so compelling.

Andrew has also been undertaking an impressive range of international engagements to talk about the book - check out his interviews with the Dubai Eye’s Business Breakfast team and CNBC Asia.  Andrew also brought stories from Dubem Menakaya, Dominic-Cools-Lartigue and Vera Filatova to our attention via the 100-Year Life website – great stories that showcase the diversity of approaches people now take to planning their careers.

Interested in hearing more from Andrew? Follow him on Twitter for a great insight into a range of economic issues, including those surrounding longevity.

WHY WELLBEING NEEDS TO BE PART
OF THE WAY WE WORK

By far the most striking response in the recent 100-Year Life polls was on the subject of wellbeing. 48% of respondents chose maintaining health as their biggest concern when contemplating a 100-year life. This immediately reminded us of PwC’s Millennials Study, a project that the Hot Spots Team provided support for. The study revealed that health and wellbeing issues – such as regular exercise and healthy eating – are a key concern for younger workers who are faced with the prospect of working into their 70s and 80s.

While a lot of companies already offer employees access to services such as gym memberships, yoga, meditation classes and massage therapies, these are often merely ‘perks’. In many cases too, they are a minor offset to what is a high-stress environment. What employers need to realise, is that it takes more than perks to deliver the kind of wellbeing needed to support longer working lives.

It’s important to recognise that wellbeing isn’t just a physical issue either. More

IS UNSTRUCTURED COLLABORATION
WORKING FOR YOU?

Most organisations know that collaboration is essential to innovation and creativity, and that reaching out to those outside our usual network is key. So far, so good in theory. Whereas collaboration now often works well around defined projects, the challenge is to make collaboration work and make the most of networks when there’s not the urgency and the structure of a specific project.
We’re running a collaboration project with companies interested in experimenting with this fascinating but complex issue:

The Challenge: How do we make sure unstructured collaboration happens? What do the organisational practices and signalling look like, and what capabilities may we need to build within the organisation? More


HOT SPOTS UPDATES…

Get 25% off The 100-Year Life
Attendees of the 100-Year Life launch webinar on June 2nd will receive a special 25% discount on the book. Register today.

TAKE THE 100-YEAR LIFE DIAGNOSTIC
How ready are you to live a 100-year life? How suitable is your current career plan for a longer working life? It’s a question many of us would like to be able to answer – and of course, Lynda and Andrew can help! They’ve developed a diagnostic to help you work out where your strengths lie – and where you need to improve – in order to sustain a longer working life. It’s a great starting point for anyone contemplating their career plan – both those just embarking on their working life and those at the point of refocusing.

Read more updates

You are receiving this email because you are subscribed to the Hot Spots Movement newsletter. If you would like to unsubscribe please click here.

www.hotspotsmovement.com

LONDON

Somerset House
West Wing
Strand
WC2R 1LA
tel: +44 (0) 207 759 1848