Are you missing the waves? Are you riding them? Or are you going under?
It’s a cliche because it’s true: the world is changing faster and faster. The way people will work in the future is radically different from the way we worked until now.
To understand how things are expected to change in the world of work, I spent many hours finding the newest workplace trends. I came across some in-depth reports from various professional sources, based on global investigations and surveys, and I did my best to cross-check everything and synthesize the results into The Ultimate List of 13 Global Workplace Trends. (For each of these 13 trends, I wrote a blog post on the Agility Scales blog.)
The primary purpose of this exercise was to investigate how my businesses stand up against the multiple waves of change that are soon to reach all of us. And I highly recommend that you do the same. Check your business model and compare it with the list of 13 trends. Because for each of the trends, there are three possibilities:
You miss the wave and your company neither benefits nor suffers from it.
You ride the wave and your business gets a boost for as long as it stays on top of it.
You clash with the wave and your business takes a hit, maybe even goes under.
I am checking each business that I am involved in. How will we cope with these 13 waves? Are we missing them? Are we riding them? Or are we going under?