“When did the future switch from being a promise to being a threat?” asks author Chuck Palahniuk in his novel Invisible Monsters. It is a good question, as the future does hold a lot of promise, but can easily turn into a threat if we are not cognizant of what is looming on the horizon.
As leaders of various business entities, it is our responsibility to be looking at what our business faces and how we might need to respond. Failure to think ahead is a certain way of turning the future into a threat.
In a recent ‘In The Black’ article Susan Muldowney looks at what nine trends are likely to impact our workplaces sooner rather than later. While you can read the article here, the summary of the first four trends are:
- Robots will rise
- Ohm! Workplaces get more flexible
- Leadership gets more provocative
- Democracy shows up at work
The remaining five are well worth the time to read and consider. Once you have looked at all nine trends, the challenge is to work out whether your business is positioned to take advantage of them, or be overwhelmed and have your business suffer.
The Avondale Business School can advise your organisation on being effective in these areas – find out how by contacting Warrick Long at the Avondale Business School.
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