This week’s combination of resources and articles offers insights and practical resources to help you equip yourself with the skill required in these disruptive times, as well as for the Future of Work.
● This week’s insight, “Unleashing Curiosity – Transforming Learning in Your Organisation”, is shared by our colleague and founder of the Future Smart Parent club, Jude Foulston. She writes about the fact that just because “this is how we’ve done it in the past”, doesn’t mean things will work the same way now or in the future. You might be a little too stuck in your ways… You’ve got to be curious, and push the boundaries – that’s what innovation is all about, right? Read the full article here.
● Innovation doesn’t have to be disruptive – For the past 20 years “disruption” has been a battle cry in business. Not surprisingly, many have come to see it as a near-synonym for innovation. But the obsession with disruption obscures a certain truth: innovation isn’t always disruptive. Read this HBR article on creating new markets for growth without destroying existing companies or jobs.
● In an episode of the Future Smart Parent Podcast, Jude chats to Graeme about the future of jobs and what some of those jobs might look like for our children. Prompt engineering, or rather learning to use AI and think like in terms of data management, algorithms and design will be valuable skills in the future. You can listen to the episode here.
● Here is a very short summary of some of the research our team has been doing on the seven most significant disruptive forces shaping the world right now. In this episode, “Facing a Perfect Storm of Change (Part 1)”, we look at the first three Grey Elephants: aging, angry planet and inequality. We will come back to the other four next week. Don’t just think about threats, though. The invitation is to consider the opportunities available in this time of unprecedented disruption. Watch this week’s ThrowForward Thursday video.
● From the astonishing evolutionary advances of the Cambrian explosion to our present-day computing revolution, the trend of dramatic growth after periods of stability can be explained through the theory of the “Adjacent Possible”, says theoretical biologist Stuart Kauffman. Tracing the arc of human history through the tools and technologies we’ve invented, he explains the impact human ingenuity has had on the planet and calls for a shift towards more protection for all life on Earth. You can watch this TED talk here.
We’d love to have a conversation with you if any of the above topics resonate. Our team continues to help our clients around the world to prepare for tomorrow, today.