THE WorkPLACE is changing
We tend to think about our lives in three parts – learning as something we do in school in order to get a job, then work and then (hopefully) we retire and enjoy the fruits of our labour. Most of us know that it is rarely this simple or straightforward these days.
In fact, when you millenials reach middle age, it’s likely that not only will you be in jobs not yet defined, handle portfolio careers and have a side hustle as the norm; it’s also likely that with economic pressures and an ageing population – that retirement won’t kick in until 70.
In fact, it’s likely that many of you will work well into your 70s choosing a more flexible sustainable approach to working and retirement than your Gen X parents and Boomer grandparents. So you want to get yourself in a position where you’re doing stuff you enjoy right? So what does that mean?
You’ve got to think about your own work journey and take responsibility for your own learning & experience. You’ve got to act as if you’re your own career manager. You’ve got to ask yourself . . how do I best equip myself for the future? for a long and sustainable working life. . ? What kind of skills should I be cultivating? What kinds of behaviours will get me there? What kinds of opportunities am I looking for?