Change is scary. Disruption is scary. Being left behind is scarier

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The world of work is about to change dramatically. Truthfully, it already has been for some time, driven by stunning  advances in digital technology and a shift in the job market toward a gig economy. But the already torrid pace of change will accelerate over the next 15 years, rendering unrecognizable many of the tools […]

Critical thinking: An essential skill in the modern workplace

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The Future of Jobs Report (pdf) by the World Economic Forum suggests that by 2020, more than a third of the core skill sets in most job categories will be comprised of skills that are not considered essential today. The Forum surveyed 350 chief human resources and strategy officers across 9 industries in 15 of […]

Workplace of the future is here, and it belongs to the agile and adaptive

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A recent article on the Business Insider website contained some great career advice, yet the piece also contains a pair of flawed inherent premises, both of which are hinted at in the headline: “7 skills all young people need to survive the future of the workplace.” Let me be clear: The advice presented by Charlotte Edmond […]