We use amazing technologies to connect, build remote teams, be location independent,
The millennial generation is taking over, shaping the work culture and the office of the future, changing jobs more often than gadgets.
Hierarchies are getting
Work will never be the same.
Inspired by a comment on my previous article, I figured we’d discuss next what can we do about it.
It turns out we have three main options, like with everything else that’s changing, really:
- Reject it
- Embrace it
- Create the next version of it
1. Reject it
This will be just about as efficient as the postmen going on strike against Gmail.
Metaphors aside, there are multiple organizations that can and will survive for a few more years without any significant change, for various reasons. Just like how, for e.g., traditional phone services will hold their own for a little more before succumbing to the likes of Skype, Whatsapp, Google Hangouts, etc. Powerful monopolies, the amount of time needed to affect real change in some industries, baby boomers and gen Z still a big part of the workforce, are all contributing to this.
But generally, those who won’t try to at least acknowledge the changes currently underway, and tweak accordingly, will be made irrelevant in the foreseeable future.
So, if this option is the one you’re going for, cash in while it lasts.
2. Embrace it
Take the time to understand what’s happening. Attend events, read, network, listen. Be open. Times of change are extremely rich in opportunities for those who don’t hold on to the past.
Don’t go into a dying industry.
It doesn’t matter how clever you are, going into a dying industry is really hard. Unless you’re at the disruptive element of it. If your job is going to be taken by robots, make sure you’re the person learning to code the robots, rather than the person whose job those bots will be pinching.
3. Create the next version of it
The slate is clean here and the world is your oyster. If you’re a visionary giving it some thought, I want to hear from you, stalk your social media and pick your brain.
So, what will you do about it?