Look out for the new kids on the block
As the future increasingly becomes the present, and the workplace is changing faster than the blink of an eye, here is a survival kit for the future – three things you need to make sure you’re still at the top of your game in 10 years.
There’s no two ways about it. Technology and mobility are ganging up, and if you don’t catch up and make sure you’re constantly updated with the latest social networking trends and productivity apps, to go anywhere and at anytime, you might just lose out.
Gen Y and Z are taking over
Think you have your hands full with Gen Y? Wait until you meet Gen Z. In a decade, these kids are going to be the heads of many divisions and even companies, and they will change the way businesses operate. Be prepared to have more flexibility within companies, a flatter organisational structure, and don’t expect to see them in the office nine to five. They’ll work on their own time, and on their own targets, but if the past few years have shown us anything, these kids can deliver and will continue to do so.
Managing from another country
Teams are becoming more global these days, and that inter-global structure will only get more commonplace. Already, there are managers leading teams in the States while being based in Asia. Cultural sensitivity is a key skill to pick up and understanding how to work across borders will be critical.
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