The future of learning is digital yet socially embedded. What, how and where we learn has changed. Learning is not confined to schools anymore, but takes place every day, often in smaller increments. Non-linear learning processes such as experiential learning, pilot programs, and rapid learning cycles have high success rates. This opens a great opportunity for organizations to embed innovation and learning in their own systems.
How to find disruption points in your industry? Global economies have become ecosystems of corporations, governments and different types of NGOs, and single actors cannot operate alone anymore. Algorithms, robots, IoT and blockchain are pushing down costs. Demographic shifts, reshaped global power structures, and disruptive innovations drive changes and create opportunities.
Mobile tasks, home offices, collaboration platforms and physical offices create the new blended workplace architecture. Innovative work systems, algorithms, technologies, tools, robots, platforms, apps, structures and facilities lead to superior productivity, quality and faster throughput. It is all about creating an effective relationship between business vision and the work flows of connected, supercharged workers.
Blockchain, the decentralized ledger, which first became known as part of Bitcoin code, will disrupt the already disrupted world. Blockchain gives the opportunity for individuals to connect and do transactions directly with each other without the overseeing of notaries, financial institutions and governments.
New work requires true leadership skills for creating common objectives, cohesion, trust and engagement. Decentralized and autonomous teams are efficient, but need help in self-organizing and visioning. Augmented realities and hybrid processes call for leaders that understand new organizational behavior.
Growing amount of people are working on multiple projects for multiple organizations. Big organizations are going through constant reorgs and outsourcing. Taskification is here to stay and more and more of 'work' that people do, does not pay much, if anything. What are the individual strategies to stay afloat in this new economy?