SEP 2014.

CONTENTS

TALKING POINTS

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@EnvisionTeam 17 Sep

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@GlobalCIO 9 Sep

ARTICLES

FOW MEMBER IS ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST SUSTAINABLE BUSINESSES

With the next Future of Work Research Consortium Masterclass on the horizon, we thought we’d showcase one of our members, whose activity touches on topics close to our heart. Australian bank Westpac is a great example. Earlier this year Westpac was recognised by Corporate Knights as one of the world’s most sustainable businesses because of its commitment to resource efficiency and responsible leadership, two themes that feature prominently in Lynda’s book, The Key. It’s great to know we have a world leader in this area in the consortium and we look forward to hearing their insights. Interested in joining FoW?

Contact tina@hotspotsmovement.com for more information.


WHO’S IN OUR NETWORK? – ALEX BEARD

This month’s Hot Spots friend is Alex Beard, CEO of The Royal Opera House. The ROH is not only a hop, skip and jump from our offices at Somerset House, but Lynda has got to know Alex while advising the ROH as part of one of her voluntary projects. A world-leading opera house might seem to be a world away from the sort of companies we usually connect with, but in fact, corporates have a lot to learn from creative organisations when it comes to agility, collaboration and innovation. We’re very interested in the how a big ensemble comes together for a performance through the practice of rehearsing. We’ve definitely learnt a great deal from Lynda’s ROH project and hope to continue doing so in future.

TWO THIRDS OF HIGH-SKILLED ROLES TO GO TO WOMEN BY 2016 - LYNDA GRATTON APPEARS IN HOBONICHI

As part of the Japanese launch of Lynda Gratton’s new book The Key, Hobonichi featured a week-long series of articles around Lynda’s forthcoming research theme. The series, entitled New Values for a Hundred Year Life started on September 6th with an interview by leading Japanese journalist Shigesato Itoi. Japanese readers can find the articles on the Hobonichi website.

You can order copies of The Key: How Corporations Succeed by Solving the World’s Toughest Problems through Amazon.


UNDERSTANDING THE HUNDRED-YEAR LIFE:
DAVID AND KAYLA

We’ve been talking about the implications of longevity for some time in our newsletters, but what does that really mean for most of us? To give you an idea, we’ve put together a description of two workers, one from today and one from the future and how the prospect of longer workings lives affect them.

David was born in the UK in 1954 and recently celebrated his 60th birthday. When David was growing up, the life expectancy for men in his region was around 70 years and David expected to leave university for a secure job that would allow him to support himself and a family, and to retire before the age of 60. More

CROSS-TEAM COLLABORATION FOR SUCCESSFUL JAMS

We’re always keen to learn what makes an initiative successful and one of the things we’ve noticed about jams – online conversations that engage employees in informed, focused, real-time debate – is that they are most successful when backed by more than one heavy-hitting team.

Our jams are designed to help leading organisations find agile solutions to their most sophisticated problems by turning their employees into a wise crowd of innovators. More

HOT SPOTS UPDATES…

Our next Future of Work Research Consortium Masterclass is being held in London on 14th October. Lynda Gratton will be joined by guest panellists including Andrew Scott, Professor of Economics, London Business School, and Sofiah Umar, VP HR Strategy and Planning, Shell, to discuss the implications increasing longevity has in terms of career planning - both for us as individuals and on an organisational scale. If you’re interested in attending, contact tina@hotspotsmovement.com for more details about how your organisation can join the consortium. More

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