CONTRIBUTOR: Tammy Marshall
IS THE FUTURE PROOF YOURSELF WORKSHOP RIGHT FOR ME?
Yes, if you are interested in responding to disruption, innovation and creativity, or seeking meaning in your work and new perspectives on your career.
Five years from now, over one third of the skills that are considered to be most important in today’s workforce will have changed. By 2020, the Fourth Revolution will have brought us advanced robotics and autonomous transport, artificial intelligence and machine learning, advanced materials, biotechnology and genomics.
These developments will transform the way we live and the way we work. Some jobs will disappear, others will grow and jobs that don’t even exist today will become commonplace. What is certain is that the future workforce will need to align its skillset to keep pace.
WHY IS IT SO VALUABLE TO REFLECT ON OUR CAREERS?
Are you on the right bus going in the right direction, or have you been on the same bus too long? Are the people you trust and respect on the bus with you? Are you still learning and growing? Are you satisfied or are you just staying put because it’s easy or secure? What things have you learned that you do not want to repeat in the future? What barriers are there in your career progression? Are you learning skills that are not transferable in the future?
Taking a pause in your career will lead to actions that help you progress or accelerate, and look for new growth in skills, experience, or your network. The reflection time can only lead to positive outcomes; some may be small and some may take you on a completely new course or bus.
HOW CAN WE HOLD OURSELVES ACCOUNTABLE FOR MOVING FORWARD IN OUR CAREERS?
Progress is the key. If you growing your toolbox (skills and competencies), gaining new and varied experience, investing in learning, and achieving results, these are all strong indicators. The pace of progress changes, depending on the business requirements, the scope of your role, and projects you are part of. We can’t always be progressing as fast as the Japanese bullet train; we need times where the progress slows just as much as we enjoy the excitement of stepping up and pushing ourselves out of our comfort zone. Listening to our intuition tells us when we want more or when we need to slow down.
We really only want to plan 5 to 10 years ahead. Our plans do not need to be set in stone. There are and will continue to be surprises and cross roads along the way – that’s par for the course.
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AND WHILE YOU’RE HERE DON’T FORGET
- Find out more about The B Hive’s How to Future Ready Your Business workshop here.
- Download The B Hive’s white paper on Collaboration in the Travel & Tourism Industry here.
- Download The B Hive’s 7 Deadly Sins of Innovation & How to Avoid Them White Paper here.
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