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Why We Must Invest In Millennials To Survive ~ What They Want in a Career

Why We Must Invest In Millennials To Survive ~ What They Want in a Career | Innovation & Institutions, Will it Blend? | Scoop.it

"Find out why understanding the Millennial generation is important, if not crucial to a business' survival."


No single trend has a greater impact on business, government or the role of technology in the world than the emerging millennial workforce. ...[They are the]...  largest purchasing class in the world.


Excerpted:


  • They are the first generation born into the mobile device. According to a survey, millennials would rather give up driving than their smartphone or laptop.
  • They are driven by purpose, rather than professional recognition.....they care more about making a positive difference than workplace recognition.
  • They ...they want a meaningful career....not old school companies.
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....millennial consumers don’t buy products, they buy experiences and they want easy access
       
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In his keynote, Bill McDermott said, “Millennials are disruptive and creative...They will define the future of work into an environment that is highly digitized, mobile, social and of course, sustainable  ... “dematerializing and demonetizing at a breathtaking pace,” impacting markets in a disruptive way.

    

....millennial consumers don’t buy products, they buy experiences and they want easy access to these experiences.

    

...almost every mobile device maker is now trying to capitalize on the next biggest idea – wearable technology.


Related posts by Deb:
     

3 Success Factors for High Performance Teams, and What Gets In the Way (includes interview with a Millennial)

       

3 Things That Cause Ethical Breakdowns in Workplace Culture: Timing a Reminder is Everything     

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Juicy nuggets of trend watching on this generational keynote useful for innovation forecasting from SAP's business innovation blog.  

Do you agree with the characteristics listed for Millennials, dematerializing and demonetizing? ~  Deb

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, November 4, 2013 8:20 PM

Rescooped from my Innovation and Institutions curation stream.  Do you agree with the characteristics listed for Millennials, dematerializing and demonetizing and the statement of their huge impact as the "largest purchasing class in the world? " ~  Deb

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, November 18, 2013 1:07 PM

Do you agree with the characteristics listed for Millennials, dematerializing and demonetizing and the statement of their huge impact as the "largest purchasing class in the world? "


From Careers & Self-Aware Strength which also features recent articles on creativity and the End of Jobs.    ~  Deb

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Innovate or Die: The Future of Business, Brian Solis Facts, Slideshare

"In the circle of life, connected consumerism is the new reality.  Those businesses that don't disrupt their own markets will find their markets disrupted for them."  ~ Brian Solis


Visual POW infographics from Brian Solis' new book, What's the Future of Business.


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Brian Solis features what is needed to influence responsive strategy in branding, including taking aim at your generation culture and ideas for adapting to what is next.  


Is your company adaptabile enough to stay healthy, growth or not?  


~  Deb

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How to Build the 100-Year Company - Michigan Steelcase, Ideas & Endless Innovation

How to Build the 100-Year Company - Michigan Steelcase, Ideas  &  Endless Innovation | Innovation & Institutions, Will it Blend? | Scoop.it

"Steelcase, the long-time maker of innovative workplace furniture, celebrated its 100th anniversary this year, and defines itself not as an office furniture company, rather as a company of ideas."


Catch a company that does it right.  Besides IBM and several other rare centarians, Steelcase stands out, in Michigan, in particular.


Excerpted:


The 100-year company is the rarest of all organizations in Corporate America – a survivor of multiple business cycles, the appearance of radically disruptive technologies and the changing tastes of entirely different generations.


In Michigan. Steelcase, doesn't define itself as an office furniture company, but rather, as a company of ideas:


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"Companies don't survive for a century, ideas do."

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(Fittingly, Steelcase is a sponsor of the TED Conference). The company, which began by making steel metal wastebaskets back in 1912, thrived during the great post-war Baby Boomer work generation that saw the transition to fixed workplaces and the rise of the modern cubicle worker.


Jim Hackett, the CEO of Steelcase, uses a deceptively simple idea to guide the company in this transition to a new mobile economy. He refers to this Big Idea as the movement from the "I/Fixed" paradigm to the "We/Mobile" paradigm.


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Steelcase is no longer selling products, it is selling experiences.

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Companies are shifting away from fixed office environments to mobile, collaborative workforces and flexible workspace arrangements that go beyond desks and chairs.


One of the company's recently launched product lines is media:scape, which is essentially a blend of furniture and technology to create collaborative workplace environments. At a certain level, Steelcase is no longer selling products, it is selling experiences.


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how [will] mobile change everything about your industry?

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So how do you build the next 100-year company? You first need to ask yourself how the ascendance of mobile will change everything about your industry.


Just as Steelcase got its start making metal wastebaskets, the next 100-year-company may be currently engaged in the creation of something so mundane, yet so practical, that we may not know how to recognize it yet as a future innovator.


Read the full post here.

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Google: Project Glass taken out for test run by Google co-founder: Report & Charming Video

Google: Project Glass taken out for test run by Google co-founder: Report & Charming Video | Innovation & Institutions, Will it Blend? | Scoop.it

"The Google Glasses are real!"  Project Glass, augmented reality lenses from Google, is already being tested by Google employees, including company co-founder Sergei Brin.


This video is already making the rounds on Facebook among my friends.  I wanted to share it here, as it foreshadows social media ease/connection.  


It is also spot on for a precursor of 10 year trend forecasting by Bob Johanssen that allows for virtual/digital alteration of your space, via the ACMP 2012 global change conference, and is representative, I think, of Google media relationship charm.


Excerpted:


This week Google officially confirmed the existence of Project Glass, a prototype pair of augmented reality goggles, which will allow users to see maps and chats and take photographs or notes without once reaching down for their smart phones.


"The Google Glasses are real!" popular blogger, Robert Scoble wrote in the Twitter message. Later he added that the goggles "look very light weight. Not much different than a regular set of glasses."


To view the charming, short video Google Glasses (complete with a sweet ukelele finale), go here.


Photo credit:  A screenshot from a Google video promoting Project Glass, a new augmented reality device from the team at Mountain View. - Google

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The Nature of the Future – Review | Harold Jarche

The Nature of the Future – Review | Harold Jarche | Innovation & Institutions, Will it Blend? | Scoop.it

Marina Gorbis identifies unique human skills [that] should be the core of any public education program.


  • Sensemaking
  • Social and emotional intelligence
  • Novel and adaptive thinking
  • Moral and ethical reasoning


As Gorbis write... “Learning is Social”.


We need to learn how to work better with machines, letting machines do what they are good at.


Gorbis shows how machines and average people can outperform experts at playing chess. 


“Weak human + machine + better process

was superior to a strong computer alone

and, more remarkably,superior to a

strong human + machine + inferior process.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

It's not just the skills, it's the social and the process, lest all the talk about MOOCs and universities and skill training lead to engineering and accounting.  ~  Deb

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Sensemaking of MOOCs and adaptive learning.  Trust a smart process.  ~ Deb

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Envisioning the Future of Ed Tech: Emerging Trends

Envisioning the Future of Ed Tech:  Emerging Trends | Innovation & Institutions, Will it Blend? | Scoop.it

This visual suggests emerging technologies likely to influence education in the upcoming decades.


Some of the driving trends behind the technologies can already be observed.


Via Anne Whaits, Donna Murdoch, Marcel Lebrun, Emmanuel Zimmert, michel verstrepen
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Leading in a VUCA world

Leading in a VUCA world | Innovation & Institutions, Will it Blend? | Scoop.it

"How’s your leadership working on in your VUCA world (Volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous)? "


Liz Guthridge has written a great post on leading in a VUCA world; VCUA stands for volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous, a term coined by the US Army War College in the weeks before September 11, 2001.  


Liz & I discussed the need for collaboration and community across disciplines to succeed in a VUCA world in connection with our recent panel + Open Space presentation we did for a global change conference.


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VUCA can provide threats [and] offer opportunities, especially if you translate VUCA as “vision, understanding, clarity and agility.” ~ Dr. Bob Johansen

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Here are some excerpts of her take on the insightful presentation by one of our keynote presenters:


"Leading in a VUCA world" is a popular phrase with Bob Johansen, a distinguished fellow and former president of Institute for the Future.


According to Dr. Johansen, who shared his 2020 forecast at the Association of Change Management Professionals global conference this week, our VUCA world is not going away. In fact it’s just going to spin faster during the next decade.


In his talk “External Future Forces That Will Disrupt the Practice of Change Management,” Dr. Johansen noted that VUCA is not necessarily doom and gloom. While VUCA can provide threats, it also can offer opportunities, especially if you translate VUCA as “vision, understanding, clarity and agility.”


As for his two big 2022 predictions for organizational change agents, they are:


1. “The digital natives (now 16 years or younger) will create new practices to make change through gaming.” (The other key phrase besides gaming in this sentence is “make.” Dr. Johansen predicts that a culture of makers will drive the next generation of change. And as a result, leaders need to show the “maker instinct” trait.)


2. “Reciprocity-based innovation will focus on the economic, social and psychological value of reciprocity.” (Two important traits for leaders are smart-mob organizing and commons creating. Think Creative Commons.)


Dr. Johansen challenged the 825 of us in attendance to figure out how to help people and organizations adapt to these changes and others.


To do this, we should watch our terms and our questions.  Read Liz's full post here.

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Tom Hood's curator insight, April 6, 2013 5:16 PM

We just covered this in our townhall this past Monday. Arelene Thomas (AICPA/CGMA) talked about VUCA related to CPAs in Biz/Industry.


VUCA can provide threats [and] offer opportunities, especially if you translate VUCA as “vision, understanding, clarity and agility.” ~ Dr. Bob Johansen

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 6, 2013 5:26 PM

We need to consider VUCA