What does the future want from us?

 

A thought provoking short film from Nic Askew of Soul Biographies. This short explores the “competencies” necessary for tomorrow’s workplace. Interesting if you have children and/or you plan to be in the workplace in the next 10 -15 years!

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Build A Tower, Build A Team

The Marshmallow Challenge is a fun and instructive design exercise that encourages teams to experience simple but profound lessons in collaboration, innovation and creativity. In our experience of leading experiential management challenges, certain groups of corporate employees typically do better than others! These secrets can be found in Tom Wujec’s TED talk

Interested in running this as a team build? Instructions can be found at: http://www.marshmallowchallenge.com

Innovation is all about dots!

Steve Jobs: “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something–your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”

Seth Godin: “Students today are educated in “collecting dots. Almost none of it spent teaching them the skills necessary to connect dots. The magic of connecting dots is that once you learn the techniques, the dots can change but you’ll still be good at connecting them.”

Richard Brier: “So what is innovation? Those other dots. The ones others miss. And having the certainty to know that the dots you see are not only valid but necessary if the world is to move forward.”

Source: Fast Company 01 Nov 2013

Faster than we can learn!

Returning to work after an extended summer break has me thinking not has the world changed, because I know it has. The world is changing more rapidly than most people realise, the question is ‘what’ has changed that we need to know about, whilst Sage Blue has been away for the summer? This prompted a revisit to Eddie Obeng’s fast paced and thought provoking TED talk and a watch of the World After Midnight, both of which are posted here for you:

The World After Midnight