Does the Future of Work belong to entrepreneurs and thought leaders?

Rules of the workplace has changed, especially since the recession of the past 2-3 years. Companies have streamlined their operations. Innovative new industries have emerged. Expectations on professionals and managers have increased, along with their roles and responsibilities in the workplace. How to survive the future of work?

According to Kyle Westaway, Harvard lecturer, the key success factors to survive (or shape) our future of work are:

  • Be flexible or adaptable
  • Be entrepreneurial, as the most innovative minds are inclined towards entrepreneurialism 
  • Have "big ideas". The future belongs to those with big ideas.

Kyle suggests also to:

  • Pay attention to the world around us
  • Take time to find our own unique value (or in DISCOVER-speak, our unique talents)
  • Stay true to yourself

So how can you survive the future of work?

  • Spend 70% of your time to master our core competency
  • Spend 20% of your time on related projects
  • Spend 10% of your time to learn new ideas and to innovate
  • Get honest feedback about ourselves to learn quickly from failure
  • Iterate and build on both your successes and failures

Failure is simply part of our journey. What do you think of his suggestions to survive the future of work?

To see his full slide presentation, click below.

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