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Guest post by Caroline Lindsay
Having recently been asked to give a presentation on the future of the workplace, I spent some time wading through various reports and futurist thinking on the topic.
I put the lights on high beam and looked down the road myself and tried to define what I predict for the future. And you know what I found? I found that the future is here already. It’s here for the bold, the innovative, the nimble and the smart. Allow me to explain.
Below I’ve put together the top five predictions from futurist reports by global consulting firms and then commented on how you can embed that thinking into your own workplace right now.
By creating a future-now organisation, you can make your employee value proposition more compelling and enhance your industry reputation. You’ll amplify what really matters to employees and who knows what can happen when you do that.
Why not find out. Let’s get down to it.
Futurist Prediction #1
Catch up on all the latest management topics, issues, trends and tips with these articles gathered via AIM’s Twitter. For daily updates follow us at http://twitter.com/aimcomau.
Culture Starts at the Top (via @mgissues) http://bit.ly/U8JheT
How Music Affects Your Productivity (via @fastcompany) http://bit.ly/1nlqHXR
Think You’re Too Old to Be An Entrepreneur? Think Again. (via @entmagazine) http://bit.ly/1qyaDWt
What We Can Learn From the Worst Thing a Manager Must Do (via @tlnt_com) http://bit.ly/1oTZZrO
In Case You Think Taking A Vacation Isn’t A Good Idea For Your Work, This Will Change Your Mind (via @lifehackorg) http://bit.ly/1mZL9mI
6 Quick Ways to Increase Productivity Now (via @workawesome) http://bit.ly/1kTTVgs
Overcoming Youngest Person in the Room Syndrome (via @YETwitter) http://bit.ly/1zAvu1l
Do You Deserve a Better Job? (via @danschawbel) http://bit.ly/1sS4ndE
How to Coach Managers Who Don’t Think They
By Matt Drinan
Now in its 50th year, the AIM National Salary Survey (large companies edition) is based on the responses of 458 companies throughout Australia, covering over 300 job roles.
Offering a definitive reflection of the salaries, pay movements, forecasts, HR policies and trends of Australian companies, the 2014 edition revealed some interesting findings:
The skills gap is closing
According to the recently released findings, the skills gap in Australia appears to be closing. The Survey revealed that less than half of large companies (42.9%) reported finding difficulty recruiting staff due to skills shortages, down from 49.2% in the 2013 Survey. According to the Survey, recruitment difficulties were most commonly found hiring for construction and engineering roles.
Pay growth is lagging
When it came to salary movements, the average pay increase recorded over the past year (3.6%) was lower than in the previous year (3.9%) and this
Guest post by Charlie Caruso
According to the Population Institute, by 2030 over 50 percent of the world’s population will be under 30; therefore engaging today’s emerging youth has become the 21st Century imperative for employers.
The global community is facing an unprecedented demand for effective succession strategies; as the Baby Boomers, the largest generation ever to transition into retirement are searching for their replacements.
The survival of so many organisations around the world depends on the outcome of these succession plans, and growing legions of employers have accepted that their recruitment challenge is not only to replace, but to re-position for the future.
The business models that Baby Boomers and their predecessors relied upon when building their empires, are today breaking down. Thus the new business mandate centres on attracting and retaining today’s innovative minds to ensure organisations not only survive, but thrive in these increasingly turbulent t
Guest post by Lynda Petrovski
In every profession, industry and field of expertise, great leadership is paramount. But what are the attributes of outstanding leaders and why do these people stand out?
The legacy of a strong leader continues well beyond their time. However like many things, being a great leader requires hard work and dedication coupled with a passion for excellence and ongoing development.
In our experience at Global Partnerships, the most progressive leaders have healthy egos but are able to “park the ego” and focus on the team, customer and stakeholder. Extensive research (Goleman, George, Simms, and Dr. Crawshaw) suggests that outstanding leaders possess the following personal traits:
Great leaders have the capacity to introspect. Being cognisant of your own “internal compass” inclusive of values, motives, principles and philosophies is essential. If you are clear about your internal compa
Here is the week that was, as according to the world of management authors from around the web. For daily updates follow us at http://twitter.com/aimcomau.
Start Every Morning with 10 Minutes Of “Mise-En-Place” (via @99u) http://bit.ly/1qV4B3k
A Leader’s Perspective (via @susanmazza) http://bit.ly/1lYJPiN
Forget Command and Control – Try Connect and Inspire (via @TheBuildNetwork) http://bit.ly/Vl6bkk
How Far Back Should Your Resume Go? (via @careerealism) http://bit.ly/TT6t0L
How to Turn Networking into Interviews (via @danschawbel) http://bit.ly/1otCHKU
8 Steps to Having Wildly Productive Mornings (via @entmagazine) http://bit.ly/1ormkgj
Are You Ready To Make Your First Hire? (via @inc) http://bit.ly/TXHlpr
3 Great Tips For Staying Calm At Work (via @forbes) http://onforb.es/1qaljKM
Are You a Builder or a Climber? (via @mgissues) http://bit.ly/1rFtzpR
Pick a Mentor Who Can Teach you the How, Not Just the
Guest post by Jodie Nevid
Leading change is one of the most common problems leaders face.
There is a common misconception that people fear change, however it is rarely “change” itself that people fear. Fears are often related to people’s identify, comfort zones and beliefs. Learning to work with those three things can change everything.
Dilts’ Neurological Levels Pyramid is a great tool for leaders to explore because it can be a fantastic guide to leading change.
Let’s look at the 7 levels from bottom up:
Level 1 – Environment
When people are unhappy, the environment is often our first port of call. It could be the job, the organisation, the team, or even the location of a desk. There is an assumption that a change in environment will create an increase in happiness. Not so, because we take our unhappy selves with us! New workstations rarely solve the real issues.
Level 2 – Behaviour
While more women are ﬁnding themselves in senior roles, a simple management model is helping fast-track their rise. By Anna Hitchings
Most people would agree there is a signiﬁcant gender discrepancy in senior management roles.
While equal opportunities for women in the workplace are steadily on the rise, men predominantly hold the highest-ranking roles in businesses and corporations, so much so that the term “chief executive ofﬁcer” has come to be synonymous with “male” in many minds.
To combat this phenomenon, leading social-change groups Chief Executive Women (CEW) and Male Champions of Change (MCC) have partnered to launch the Leadership Shadow, a simple management model intended to increase gender balance in Australian businesses, enabling more women into senior roles.
The innovative model has guidelines, suggestions and practical solutions for leaders on how to approach the gender discrepancy, which are applicable to any business or company.
Based on the n
Helping staff strike the right work-life balance can also set up your workplace for a long and healthy future. By Leon Gettler
In an age when more companies recognise that only a healthy, qualiﬁed and motivated workforce can achieve future success in a globalising marketplace, a healthy ofﬁce environment becomes a competitive advantage.
Managers have to know when their office needs a health makeover. The signs might be obvious. A Stress and Wellbeing survey released by the Australian Psychological Society in November revealed 75 per cent of Australian workers believed stress was negatively impacting their physical health, while 68 per cent reported stress affected their mental health.
Another problem is that sitting is now regarded as the new smoking. A study, published in 2012 in the journal Circulation, looked at 8800 Australians over several years and found those who sat and watched more television were associated with an increased risk of cardiova
Got some work downtime this week? Enjoy some light management reading with these articles from around the web. For daily updates follow us at http://twitter.com/aimcomau.
You Have to Go the Distance to Reach Your Goals (via @TMNinja) http://bit.ly/TuXsdC
10 Beliefs that Hold you Back (via @mgissues) http://bit.ly/1vlv9L0
Stop Overwhelming Your Go-To Employees with Too Many Projects (via @inc) http://bit.ly/1q6CkXZ
5 Ways Creativity Leads to Productivity (via @entmagazine) http://bit.ly/1nVW90S
8 Not-So-Obvious Signs You’re Actually Doing Work You Love (via @lifehackorg) http://bit.ly/1iLL9pB
How to Build a Strong Foundation for Your Team (via @TheBuildNetwork) http://bit.ly/1pDDNat
3 Huge Problems With Your Networking Strategy (via @careerealism) http://bit.ly/1x3nR1r
5 Questions You’ll Need to Settle Workplace Disagreements (via @99u) http://bit.ly/1x3pEmU
How To Job Hop Without Hurting Your Career (via @danschawbel) http: