Chats with Carl: The future of work

By Margaret | Blog

Oct 03

This weeks insight – the future of work

Kaboom! The book ‘Homo Deus – a brief history of tomorrow’ by Yuval Noah Harari is blowing my mind at the moment. It’s about where humans are heading based on history and current trends. Just like its predecessor ‘Sapiens’ it is extremely objective and feels like it’s written by aliens who are observing earth and humans from afar.  I won’t share all my insights –  but here is one.

To keep up with the world of 2050, you will need to do more than merely invent new ideas and products, but above all, reinvent yourself again and again.

Going deeper –

In such a world, the last thing a teacher needs to give her pupils is more information. They already have far too much of it. Instead, people need the ability to make sense of information, to tell the difference between what is important and what is unimportant, and, above all, to combine many bits of information into a broad picture of the world.

This isn’t the future, it is today. When I read this I thought ‘We are so in the right business and doing it in the right way’. I have no idea what the future will bring (neither does the author) but I do think our ability to keep learning and reinventing ourselves will be critical to thrive in it. NB these quotes above come from the next book by the same author read a summary here.

Quick updates

  • We have our Leadership Action Network session on coaching and overcoming Leadership Gremlins coming up – this time it’s a half day session!
  • There is also another I&D incubator session coming up Oct 18th. This one focused on the C-Suite.
  • Matt and I had a very busy few days last week at the IMPI conference. We had 19 one on one meetings (30 mins each) with Chief Learning Offices/Heads of Leadership Development from Fortune 1000 companies in 2 days.
  • Time to celebrate! Last week Adeption past 5000 users. Soon after starting Carls chat we were at 1700 – now that is solid growth.

Cheers and enjoy the rest of the week.

Carl

About the Author

As the Marketing and Customer Success Coordinator at JumpShift my role is an exciting blend of working with clients and the JumpShift team to stay relevant in a world that is constantly changing. Outside of work I'm big on travelling and anything outdoors, in particular, I love hiking.

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