NEW YEAR 2016

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TALKING POINTS

A3: So grateful for #mindsetmentor @Vosmek @lyndagratton @tismoi @sherylsandberg and @RuthGafni who have shaped my career in so many ways! - Noa Gafni - 23 hours ago
@noagafni

.@LyndaGratton is one of the leading authorities on people in organisations. See her speak at #OracleHCM in London http://ora.cl/T5d Martine KORDEL ‏ - Dec 17
@MKoracle

Wonderfully positive story about African resilience. Change can emerge out of small nudges. #Tanzania did the same https://goo.gl/QyVhBM - Els Oosthoek - Dec 15
@els_oosthoek

ARTICLES

FoW to Hit 100!

One of the things we’re most looking forward to in 2016 is welcoming our 100th member organisation into the Future of Work Research Consortium. We’re currently at 97 members, and we expect Q1 2016 will see us welcoming our 98th, 99th and 100th members in time for our Masterclass on Time and Performance in February.

It’s great to see the number of organisations taking an active interest in the future of work growing so steadily – and we’re looking forward to exploring our new themes with them.

Would you like to be our 100th FoW member? Contact tina@hotspotsmovement.com to find out how to get involved.

Making the Gig Economy Work for You

In a recent blog post, Lynda wrote about the ups and downs of the gig economy – and what workers can expect to get out of a portfolio career. We thought we’d break these ideas down and look at what workers need to consider at different points in their careers.

The younger worker
Employers frequently demand of new recruits these days that they have experience. But obtaining the experience needed to secure the ideal job can prove difficult for younger workers – especially those recently out of university. With internships and apprenticeships highly contested, gig economy work is a great way for younger workers – even those still studying – to build up a body of experience and professional references. More

WHO’S IN OUR NETWORK – Baroness Alison Wolf

This month we’re delighted to introduce you to Baroness Alison Wolf, Professor of Public Sector Management at King’s College London and cross bench peer at the House of Lords. Alison recently authored The XX Factor: How Working Women are Creating a New Society, providing a fascinating account of the female working elite. This compelling read dispels many of the myths about how we structure our lives, from demolishing the idea that elite men marry trophy wives, to questioning the narrative around the gender pay gap. Alison’s insights are proving invaluable as we research our upcoming Future of Work theme on Time and Performance. Read Lynda Gratton’s review of The XX Factor in the Financial Times.

IS IT SMART TO BE A SUPERBOSS?

This year’s World Economic Forum at Davos is still a few weeks away – but already it’s making headlines. In December, a tweet from the WEF’s social media account caused quite a stir on Twitter by linking to an article about the morning habits of successful people – rising early, exercising hard, and cramming their day with personal and professional tasks before heading to bed late. This led to The Economist examining the cult of extreme performance in which success is equated with the ability to burn the candle at both ends, pushing both mind and body to their limits. The article questioned the impact this sort of performance has, not only on the individuals themselves, but one the businesses they run. More

HOT SPOTS UPDATES…

The 100-Year Life Available to pre-order
Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott’s new book The 100 Year Life: Navigating Our Future Work Life is now available to pre-order from Amazon. The book will be published on 2 June – but make sure you’re one of the first to receive a copy by ordering it today.

Workplace Realities Women Will Face in 2040
Lynda was quoted in this great piece written by Alexandra Levit for Fast Company. The article ponders what life at work will be like for girls who are just starting school now. What will be the changes and challenges they will need to prepare for? It’s a thought-provoking piece – check it out!

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