The Future of the Workplace

 

Comments and Questions:

Interesting comment on how to track what cities will be popular in the future is to track the number of flights going to a destination.

How can the cities losing population get it back?

How can we broaden our perceptions and beliefs?

How are companies preparing workers for the innovation that is down the pike?

How many employees will be displaced and what new opportunities could people be re-skilled for?

What can you do today to learn a new skill? Broaden your beliefs? Become more innovative and entrepreneurial?

Think of some ideas and share them please.

Thanks

 

 

 

 

LinkedIn Tutorial-Quickstart

A LinkedIn Tutorial to get you set up if you have not already set up your profile. I highly recommend this platform. We will delve into this platform in depth for I feel it is the most useful for finding work and making connections.

What will future jobs look like? | Andrew McAfee

Watch this YouTube Video-A TED TALK by Andrew McAfee.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=What+will+future+jobs+look+like%3F+%7C+Andrew+McAfee

 

Quick comments:

What do you think about The Machine age?

Can we change our minds and instead of creating Dystopian worlds, or can we all think of a world of Abundance?

What are some ways we can Educate Bills? What about utilizing the Free Education sources or MOOCS?

What are the three skills we need?

Education

Entrepreneurship-Think like an entrepreneur, or become one.

Double down on infrastructure-your own and our countries.

Learn the appropriate skills to get you there.

How are you going to get there?

How are you going to stay engaged, and stay engaged for the long run?

What can you do today?

 

Why I Hate Being a Soloprenuer Okay, I love it, but there’s a downside.

Why I Hate Being a Soloprenuer

Okay, I love it, but there’s a downside.

A few months ago, I wrote 5 Reasons Being a Solopreneur is Great. I still love working for myself, but sometimes I get a bit cranky. Like today. I’m on vacation and I checked my Twitter feed only to discover that I had run out of scheduled posts. Gah. Since I’m on vacation, this is the type of thing you’d send a quick text back to someone in the office and say, “Hey, I forgot to update Twitter. Can you do that for me?” and then go back to sipping cool drinks, but as a solopreneur, there is no one in the office.

Here are 5 reasons I hate being a solopreneur.

1. There’s nobody back at the office to do things for me.

No admin, no coworker, and no boss. It’s me. Granted, I can hire a contractor (which I do for things like fixing my website), but that comes straight out of my pocket.

2. Idea bouncing? Not as easy. 

Sure, I have friends and colleagues in the same business I’m in. I can email them or call them for help, but it’s different than having someone sitting next to you. A colleague at the same company who you bounce ideas off is working towards the same goal–the company’s success. When you work by yourself, everyone you bounce ideas off is doing you a favor. Frankly, I’m grateful for my friends and colleagues, but it would be nice to have a coworker or two.

3. Invoicing is my responsibility.

That should be a sufficient explanation to make you shudder. The other thing that’s my responsibility is following up with clients who don’t pay promptly. I have one client who has owed me $50 for over a year. It’s not worth the money to hire a lawyer to chase her down, but it annoys me that she took advantage of me.

4. Good and bad decisions are my fault. 

Sometimes it would be awesome to say, “Well, that was Jane’s idea. I told her it was a bad one, but she insisted!” Nope. If there’s a screw up, it’s my screw up. I’m a big girl and can take the heat when I’ve earned it, but by golly, sometimes it would be nice to blame someone else.

5. Irregular income.

Now, granted, I’m lucky enough to have a husband with a corporate job, so we have a guaranteed minimum income every month from his job, but if I was the sole breadwinner in the family, the fluctuating income would be even more annoying. Some months are awesome, others are not so great. And while it’s great to be able to take time off whenever I want to, I do so without a paycheck, unless I’m willing to work on my time off. (Which I do, from time to time–see above.) Would be nice to have paid vacation days.

Overall, though, I do love being my own boss, but not everything about it is sunshine and roses.

COMMENT: Everything has two sides. I found this and saw the truth in it and just wanted to share the article. 

 

This blog was reposted from INC Magazine https://www.inc.com/suzanne-lucas/why-i-hate-being-a-soloprenuer.html

What is it that makes us so scared to design a career we love?

Sometimes I think it stems from the fact that as a midlifer we feel maybe our time is over. It is time to step down.

Forget it I say! I say… YES! I CAN!! I can design a career I love and I am doing it.

Career Signatures was born from the idea of helping all of us midlifers find the careers we dream of now, right now.

We can do this. We just have to work together that is all.

So, this site is about building teams of like-minded individuals to build a movement, a community around midlifers and more specifically midlifers designing, building and sharing the careers they long for, they love, and the steps to get there. I will share success stories, as well as, those stores that could have found a better way.

This site is based on solutions. I like to find solutions.

When I was looking for work and was having a hard time of it, okay I am 56, I just couldn’t get a job. I applied through all of the ATS systems (I am sure they are demons), called HR, and delivered resumes. But unfortunately, I got nowhere. So I started to redesign myself, redesign my career, learn what was meaningful to me and what my values were, and started to gain the credentials and schooling in order to help others to navigate the career jungles.  Now I begin this blog/website. I have dreams for us all and as we grow together I will share them. So for now. Dream…Dream big and call me let’s work together.  XO

What Lies Ahead for the Workforce of the Future?

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What Lies Ahead for the Workforce of the Future?

 

The Baby Boomers will work longer due to the fact that their retirement funds have dwindled

 

An older workforce will bring on additional health care benefits challenges

 

Skill transference between older and younger generations

 

HR professionals finding it difficult to find talent with the right skill sets

 

Training and Development will become a stronger force within the workplace

 

The constant need to Reskill and Retool workers, and develop continual learning paths

 

Wellness programs will have broader appeal in the workforce due to rising healthcare costs and insurance premiums.

 

Coaching will be prominent in the workplace

 

Employment Law and Compliance issues will continue to plague companies due to the vast amount of different laws and regulations from state to state, county, city and federal.

 

Employees fear Job Security, downsizing, and redundancy in the workplace.

 

HR wonders how to reward the best employees while motivating the others

 

Create a corporate culture that is attractive to the talent the company is recruiting

 

Performance management and growth in the organization. The Naked Organization. Employees are asking and demanding transparency

 

Connectivity between remote workers, flex-time workers, and full-time employees

 

More workers will work remotely

 

More part-time, independent contractors and flex-time workers will make up the workforce due to the new healthcare laws

 

Workers will require flexible schedules due to caring for parents, and family

 

Workforce on demand-Companies will hire workers as needed on a per-project basis

 

Workers will no longer become specialists as they will need to learn skills that will allow them to function in an ever-changing workplace.

 

Continuing education will be a must in the future; learning new skills, and gaining knowledge through internships, non-profits, and per project basis

 

Coding will become easier and easier. Coding will become one of the essential curriculum subjects in the schools

 

Creative Compensation packages will become the norm

 

Customized mobile apps for your business

 

Paperless offices

 

Job boards will be a declining trend, and more recruiting will be done on social media

 

Video resumes will be the future

 

Video job descriptions, and videos of company culture-Facetime and Skype, Uberconference, and GoToMeeting interviews will be the norm

 

Lifestyle enhancement training will become a part of the workforce; training such as finances 101, saving for retirement, wellness, how and what insurance you need and why, how to organize your life.

 

Child care centers within the office

These are just a few of the trends I see coming down the yellow brick road of the future. I will continue to add new trends and forecasts as I see them. I write about trends and forecasts as a way TO THINK DIFFERENTLY ABOUT YOUR CAREER! Let me know about any trends you foresee. Together we can be prepared.