A theme of the economic downturn is that the world won't simply go back to "business as usual" -- it's a fundamental shift.
- De-routinization of Work
- Work Swarms
- Weak Links
- Working With the Collective
- Work Sketch-Ups
- Spontaneous Work
- Simulation and Experimentation
- Pattern Sensitivity
- My Place
# 8 is especially interesting to me. Gartner says:
"Gartner expects to see a significant growth in the number of organizations that create groups specifically charged with detecting divergent emerging patterns, evaluating those patterns, developing various scenarios for how the disruption might play out and proposing to senior executives new ways of exploiting (or protecting the organization from) the changes to which they are now more sensitive."
Lucky for me, patterns are my forte.
Some of the biggest shifts I see are:
- temp work is the new job security
- producers and consumers pair up … pull / demand-driven over push
- intrinsic value over market value
- self-preneurs and intra-preneurs rise
- brand wins / the "IT" factor
- king of the multiple mole-hills vs. king of the mountain
- career development is an exercise in portfolio management
- flexibility and agility thrive
- the productive artist excels
- the consulting mindset, skills, and abilities go up in value