Life expectancy has been rising almost constantly since 1900, across the world. In the UK it rose by 44 days in a single year. The 85-and-over population is expected to increase more than 300% by 2050 globally. Soon, the 100-year life will be commonplace. There’s some disagreement about how far this trend can continue, and […]
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Without great culture, you won’t realise your strategy. That’s why google provides free food – to encourage networking and idea swapping. They don’t see it so much as a perk, as a necessity for innovation – and part of their strategy. Conversely, we seem to be seeing more toxic cultures where bullying management is tolerated, […]
According to McKinsey, the lack of immersive experiential learning may be causing organisational changes to falter. Meanwhile, one study claims that employees’ learning preferences for online and social learning – and for career development – are far ahead of many L&D functions. Learning socially from each other is “at the heart of enabling employees to […]
Many people fear that the automation of work will decrease the number of roles, but in fact the roles are merely displaced, and now there is a need for more deep specialists. Freelance, part-time and contingent workers also continue to increase in value to the knowledge worker economy. Organisations need to be more agile, and […]
Demographics and longer schooling mean too few young people to grow businesses; so organisations need to hire and retain older people to fill the talent gap. This is not a new problem, but few organisations have responded. Certainly, there are challenges, such as unconscious bias. “It’s this automatic assumption (that) in your late 50s you’re […]