iStock has queried creatives from around the world to determine what to look for in 2014 design trends. Entitled Hot or Not (oh how we miss the original Am I Hot or Not), the infographic gives a thumbs up/thumbs down look at flat design and skeumorphic design; short form storytelling versus long form; real models versus retouched; 3D and offset printing; and more. Give it a look.
Maximizing personal growth and job satisfaction in the short term will maximize compensation in the long term.
In 1998 I took a snapshot of the hiring process used at most companies. (It was a special camera.) The image shown was drawn in 1998. Does it look familiar to what's going on today? Since things in HR move in slow motion, I’ve decided to take a picture of the hiring landscape 10 years into the future. I’m pretty sure I’ll be retired by then, so I’ll use this post to reminisce about the future that could be.
By Julian Birkinshaw, London Business School Term Chair Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship. The business news continues to be full of stories of large companies getting into trouble in part because of their complexity.
We are moving away from the model in which learning is organized around stable, usually hierarchical institutions (schools, colleges, universities) that, for better and worse, have served as the main gateways to education and social mobility. Replacing that model is a new system in which learning is best conceived of as a flow, where learning resources are not scarce but widely available, opportunities for learning are abundant, and learners increasingly have the ability to autonomously dip into and out of continuous learning flows.
Bold and creative maverick leaders tend to deliver great innovations and breakthroughs. At the same time, they are highly disruptive, disturbing to work for and, by nature, definitely not team players.