WHO’S IN OUR NETWORK –
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