People are on balance sheets as a liability - we say that people are assets but neither statement is true.
To adapt and thrive, people need to know and understand their own liability-asset curve.
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The future of work in the digital age
Why multi-portfolio working and emotional intelligence surpass T-Shaped people.
The key characteristics of emotional intelligence and why they matter
Empathy • Curiosity • Adaptability • Self-awareness • Optimism • Desire to help others success and succeed yourself
In an ever-changing world full of uncertainty for workers, a ‘people-first’ culture, where technology augments, rather than displaces a human workforce is essential for fiscal survival. However, the employees of today and the future need to change too, gone will be traditional 9-5 hours, fixed salaries or even a ‘four-day week’. Instead people will work on an output model not being tied to one business.
The T-shape model needs to move on, it needs to make way for a different breed of employee and leader.
Sure, knowledge and skills are as important as ever and both being under constant development is fundamental to success, but we need more. It’s important not to be just technically adept but also people need to be emotionally sound.
What do we need now and for the future? The two necessary ingredients are emotional intelligence and the ability to work multi-portfolio, they are the keys to unlocking future success in the digital age.
Let’s look at the attributes of emotional intelligence:
· Desire to help others success and succeed yourself
Why are these qualities so important? They influence our ability to work with ourselves and others. Emotionally intelligent individuals are tenacious thinkers who develop resilience and seldom let failure get in the way, as well as being able to trust, adapt, learn and move forward.
These skills will set the best employees and leaders apart, ensuring survival in the 2nd digital revolution and beyond.
The final part of the H, the part that holds both verticals together is the flexibility and adaptability to work multi-portfolio. That is the ability to work across multiple brands and be able to juggle balls and time.
The future of work is changing, and H-Shaped People will be the ones who survive and flourish.
Richard Skellett is currently writing a book about The Future of Work and H-Shaped People™ and has been speaking at a number of high-profile events to share his future of work philosophy. He is available for events as a keynote speaker, panel member, round table discussion host.
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