OCT 2016

CONTENTS

TALKING POINTS

By @lyndagratton RT @wef: You’ll probably live to be 100. Here’s how you need to prepare http://wef.ch/2dB5vkp 

- Nigel Cameron - Oct 23
@nigelcameron

Finally, a book that will change your life. Are you ready? What if you retired at 60 and were cursed to live to a 110. Unprepared.

Venki Padmanabhan - Oct 20
@VenkiWithAnI

At our recent #futureofwork Masterclass scribes drew our members' insights on the #innovativeorganisation organisational culture

- Manytomanyvoice - Oct 20
@Manytomanyvoice

ARTICLES

UNEXPECTED INSIGHTS INTO THE FUTURE OF WORK

By Emma Birchall, Head of Insights and Forecasting, Hot Spots Movement

I was recently asked to give a talk about the unexpected changes we see emerging in the world of work. This struck me as an interesting way to frame the way we think about these issues – a way of keeping track of the changes we might be less prepared for. Here are three significant areas that sprang to mind:  

1. The rise of the intangibles
Intangible assets are on the rise. Whereas many of us have been taught to focus on amassing tangible assets (such as savings, pensions and home ownership) over a few short decades, the realities of lengthening life spans are causing this emphasis to shift. More

KEY REASONS TO FIND YOUR EMPLOYEE VOICE

How familiar are you with your employee voice? Often we find that when companies focus on communication, they tend to think about ways of transmitting information to employees – rather than ways in which they can listen. As a result, many of them are sitting on the vast reserve of ideas their employees have to offer.

We want to encourage more companies to learn the art of listening – which is why we recently hosted an event highlighting some of the reasons why employers should start putting employee voice at the top of their HR agenda.

It’s the only way to understand a diverse workforce – As lifestyles and career paths become ever more individual, demographic profiling of employees is becoming an increasingly less accurate way of working out what they want. More

WHO’S IN OUR NETWORK – Marzia Aricò

We love keeping in touch with former Hot Spots team members and it’s always a pleasure when they drop by to see us at Somerset House and share their latest projects. One such familiar face is Marzia Aricò, an expert in service design with a particular focus on the potential impact of design on the service sector. Marzia still has a strong interest in the future of work, and combines her career as a Service Design and Strategy Consultant at Livework Studio with a PhD at Copenhagen Business School, where she is researching how to embed service design as a medium to tackle service innovation in organisations. She’ll also be curating the content for the Service Design in Business conference in London next month and we’re very proud of her being a Hot Spots Movement alumni.

THE 100-YEAR LIFE HITS FIFTH AVENUE

Christmas is two months off yet – but we’re already excited about window displays. Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott’s book the 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity is now on display in the window at Barnes & Noble on Fifth Avenue in New York. It’s great to see the book taking centre stage and what a great display!

Do you know someone who would benefit from reading The 100-Year Life? Don’t wait for Christmas – you can order them a copy from Amazon today.

PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE OF WORK

Continuing October’s trend for travel, Emma has been in Ireland this month, delivering the keynote at the Connecting Women in Technology seminar in Limerick.

In her keynote, Emma outlined the trends impacting work in a global, technological, changing and connected future. She also emphasised the need for both businesses and workers to make an effort to stay abreast of changes and be prepared to develop a more fluid attitude to work.

The event, which was aimed at promoting and supporting women in the technology sector, attracted representatives from forward-thinking and influential companies including Dell, Intel and Uber. We were very pleased to have Emma there to represent us, too!

Would you like one of our team to speak at your event? Then get in touch! Simply email tina@hotspotsmovement.com to discuss.

HOT SPOTS UPDATES…

Lynda Gratton: How to Lead a 100-Year Life
Lynda Gratton was recently a guest of Dave Stachowiak of Coaching for Leaders, who asked her about the realities and challenges we can expect as we plan the way we live and work throughout a 100-year life. You can listen to the podcast – which covers many of the key themes from the book – online.  

2017 Australian Masterclass
We still haven’t lost the travel bug here at Hot Spots Movement – we’re already planning our Australian Masterclass for FoW members during the first week of March 2017. If you’re a FoW member, add the date to your diary – and if not, there’s still time to join and be included in the event. Contact tina@hotspotsmovement.com for more details.

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