The world of business is changing and fast. Complex, inter-related challenges now face all our enterprises. Future Fit is a response to this: a workbook full of practical tips and case studies, suitable for anyone who is involved in for-purpose enterprise, whether an entrepreneur or seasoned business executive. Future Fit demonstrates that conscious purpose-driven business, which seeks to distribute value fairly across all stakeholders, is not just some utopian futurist vision, but is something that is happening right now. It's gone mainstream, and this workbook shows you how to get on-board before you find yourself left behind.
How to Stay Relevant and Competitive in the Future of Work
Author: Andrea Clarke
Category: Business & Economics
"In a global world where ideas, fashion, technology and corporations move seamlessly from place to place it is logical that both the present and the future belongs to the skilled, to the agile and to the resilient... this is what Future Fit is all about." Bernard Salt AM According to author Andrea Clarke, founder of CareerCEO and creator of its Future of Work Program, we all need a new kind of job security. Around the world, the nature of work and business is on the move. Digital disruption, globalisation and the casualisation of the workforce is drastically re-shaping the way we live and how we do business. Leading management consulting firms all agree that we can expect significant job disruption across all industries. But, they also agree that human skills will always be in demand. In fact, they won't be just in demand, it's widely acknowledged that it's the 'human' skills that will enable us to not just survive the pending disruption but thrive in the age of accelerations. In her fascinating new book, which starts with the author's memories of flying into wartime Bagdad, you will learn how to acquire the following stills to become future fit in the workplace: Personal brand Adaptability Communication Networking Creativity Problem-solving Leadership Lifelong learning The only job security we have is that which we create by exploring each of these human skills which will help us all lean towards change and become an asset to ourselves and the company we work for, instead of a liability.
Release on 2019-09-18 | by Ingrid L. Potgieter,Nadia Ferreira,Melinde Coetzee
Becoming Fit for the Future
Author: Ingrid L. Potgieter,Nadia Ferreira,Melinde Coetzee
Pubpsher: Springer Nature
This volume offers a new conceptualization of career wellbeing by viewing the construct as an individual’s long-term contentment with their career outcomes, career achievements, career changes and their sustainable employability amidst the complexities of the contemporary and emerging future digital-driven work environment. In support of this view of career wellbeing, the volume constructs theoretical frameworks for “future-fit” career wellbeing in the digital-driven work–life context. The chapters juxtaposition current research trends in terms of future potential directions for research on career wellbeing in Industry 4.0. The volume also critically evaluates the relevance, applicability and utility of the research findings and theoretical premises in various current versus potential Industry 4.0 settings for individuals across the life-span. It offers valuable suggestions for practice and interventions.
Release on 2012-11-15 | by Amy L. Kristof-Brown,Jon Billsberry
Key Issues and New Directions
Author: Amy L. Kristof-Brown,Jon Billsberry
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
An ambitious survey of the field, by an international group ofscholars, that looks toward the future of person-organizationfit. Explores how people form their impressions of fit and theimpact these have on their behavior, and how companies can maximizefit Includes multiple perspectives on the topic of how people fitinto organizations, discussing issues across the field andincorporating insights from related disciplines Actively encourages scholars to take part in organizational fitresearch, drawing on workshops and symposia held specially for thisbook to explore some of the creative directions that the field istaking into the future
Release on 2019-08-27 | by Julia Walker,Alma Pekmezovic,Gordon Walker
Harnessing Business to Achieve the SDGs through Finance, Technology and Law Reform
Author: Julia Walker,Alma Pekmezovic,Gordon Walker
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through Finance, Technology and Law Reform Achieving the SDGs requires a fundamental rethink from businesses and governments across the globe. To make the ambitious goals a reality, trillions of dollars need to be harnessed to mobilise finance and accelerate progress towards the SDGs. Bringing together leaders from the World Bank, the financial and business sectors, the startup community and academia, this important, topically relevant volume explains what the SDGs are, how they came about and how they can be accelerated. Real-world case studies and authoritative insights address how to direct investment of existing financial resources and re-align the global financial system to reflect the SDGs. In depth chapters discuss how financial institutions, such as UBS Wealth Management, Manulife Asset Management and Moody’s Rating Agency are supporting the SDGs. The opportunities arising from Blockchain, Big Data, Digital Identity and cutting-edge FinTech and RegTech applications are explored, whilst the relevance of sustainable and transparent global supply chains is underscored. Significant attention is paid to law reform which can accelerate progress of the SDGs through SME Financing, Crowdfunding, Peer-to-Peer Lending and tax restructuring. To achieve the ‘World We Want’, much needs to be done. The recommendations contained within this book are critical for supporting a fundamental shift in thinking from business and governments around the world, and for building a more just and prosperous future for all.
In many industrialized countries, there is a sharp increase of the aging population due to a decrease in fertility rate and an increase in life expectancy. Due to which, the age dependency ratio rises and may cause increased economic burden among working age population. One strategy to combat this problem is to prolong peoples working career. A sufficient work ability is a requirement for a sustainable and prolonged employment. Work ability is primarily a question of balance between work and personal resources. Personal resources change with age, whereas work demands may not change parallel to that, or only change due to globalization or new technology. Work ability, on average, decreases with age, although several different work ability pathways exist during the life course. Work-related factors, as well as general lifestyle, may explain the declines and improvements in work ability during aging. A sustainable work ability throughout the life course is a main incentive for a prolonged working career and a healthy aging. Work ability and work-related factors, are therefore important occupational and public health issues when the age of the population increases. This Special Issue, “Sustainable Work Ability and Aging”, includes in all 16 original articles and one opinion paper, organized in three sections. The research topics cover wide aspects of work ability, from determinants, older employee´s coping with their work, methodological issues as well as results of interventions on promoting work ability.