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Digital Culture Shock

Digital Culture Shock



This is for everyone - but especially for people who are feeling a bit lost in the digital world. I plan to follow up with more specific action points in future presentations, but this one is made to ...

This is for everyone - but especially for people who are feeling a bit lost in the digital world. I plan to follow up with more specific action points in future presentations, but this one is made to encourage digital immigrants to cross over the bridge towards digital literacy :)



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    • Digital Culture Shock What do you do when everything that is familiar…. Turns upside down… and then vanishes!? Both pictures accessed 03 November 20103 fro m http://www.soulseeds.com/expectation-post/2012/07/seed-of-perspective-4/ and http://observationsofanordinarylife.blogspot.com.au/2011/01/sunday-inspiration_16.html
    • Has change just “snuck up” on you? Picture accessed 08 August 2013: http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzx7ml0tIG1qkns7zo1_500.jpg 2
    • Does this pattern look familiar – and make you wonder what happened? http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/mt/assets/business/wages%20productivity%20inequality.jpg Accessed 08 August 2013 3
    • Before the digital storm… • • • • In the pre-digital world, the rules were generally known, and people knew how things worked (even if they didn’t like the setup much). There was a hierarchy – and little questioning of elders or bosses. If you played the game, you would rise up the ladder over time. Rarely did anyone beyond your friends and family asked for your opinion (and offering it freely often got you into trouble!) Pictures accessed 30 August 2013 from: http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2009/9/19/1253388411441/Boy-sticking4 out-his-tong-001.jpg and http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life/smack-the-child-go-to-jail-parents-pressured-20090822-euef.html
    • The old rules… • • • • Study hard, go to college once Get a job for life in the same industry Defer to authority Respect your elders because…well, because they are older • Keep your head down – don’t rock the boat no longer apply! 5
    • The old certainties are fading or already gone You can either…. FALL BEHIND ADAPT O R Accessed 30 August 2013: http://artographja.com/wpcontent/uploads/2013/02/Change-Butterfly.jpg Accessed 30 August 2013: http://cdn-3.lifehack.org/wpcontent/files/2012/03/fall_behind_in_style.jpg 6
    • It’s a whole new world….full of wonders… Picture accessed 24 September 2013 http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/213/6/e/Futuristic_World_by_e_designer.jpg 7
    • …and dangers…. Picture accessed 24 September 2013 from: http://willza99.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/pc6.jpg 8
    • There is no map to this place and it can be turbulent… Picture accessed 24 September 2013 from: http://raysheaf.deviantart.com/art/Journey-Beyond-Horizon-311818646 9
    • but here are some pointers… The skill set, attitudes and mindset needed is different…. Original knowledge now has a premium – for a short time! • Any standardized knowledge can be automated – it is losing (relative) value. • The world is more open; huge opportunities, but also huge competition. • If your industry only exists due to protection, or distance, your days are numbered. • Value now comes from creating new content; from creating links between different fields of human endeavor. • Anything which can assist in systematizing the spread of information is rapidly adopted. 10
    • You have some useful tools… Picture accessed 30 September 2013 from http://www.primermagazine.com/2010/live/8-mental-tools-thatllchange-your-young-life 11
    • to help you find your way… Picture accessed 30 October 2013 from http://www.amillionlives.net/gps-for-hiking-how-to-find-your-wayaround-the-forest.html 12
    • Your existing skills Picture accessed 30 October 2013 from http://mycareer.world.edu/files/2012/05/thinking_skills_lr12.jpg 13
    • Your ideas about who’s in charge… Picture accessed 30 October 2013 from www.urbanblah.com/2009/06/lets-be-clear-about-whos-in-charge-2/ 14
    • Your view of the way the world works… Picture accessed 30 October 2013 fromdarmano.typepad.com/logic_emotion/2007/11/waking-up-sleep.html 15
    • Your ways of learning Picture accessed 30 October 2013 from http://www.jonrognerud.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/edgar-dale-cone-of-learning-chartcolor.gif 16
    • And your attitude…. Picture accessed 30 October 2013 from www.paulschekblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/cat-sees-lion-mirror.jpg 17
    • What are the new rules? • Be proactive – you are on your own • Education is still important, but needs to be ongoing • Learn how to learn, and how to fail faster • Project work is becoming the new norm • Respect is earned by achievement, not just assumed. • Challenge assumptions 18
    • So, how do I adapt? • Where there are problems, there are opportunities. • Learn about the changes; read books and websites, attend seminars. • Be curious: think about which industries your current job relies upon, and what changes they are facing. Then, look at your industry’s customers: what do they need from you? • If it has changed, is your firm (and are you, personally) meeting those needs effectively? • Have you got the skill set to fix the problems? If not, how do you develop (or find) those skills? 19
    • To recap… • Yesterday’s jobs and rules are not coming back • The value of many products and services is high for a shorter period – before becoming commoditized. • Everything is becoming linked and networked, and as a result, everything moves faster. • Earning potential at both industry and individual level is now shaped by the ability to find, develop, and sell solutions to problems. 20
    • Take courage: we have been here before... Both pictures accessed 24 August 2013 from: http://terceroprofesorado.blogspot.com.au/p/cultura-de-lospueblos-de-habla-inglesa.html 21
    • The Industrial Revolution Picture accessed on 24 September 2013 at: http://www.angelfire.com/md3/apeuro/Industrial_Revolution.htm 22
    • But we are human beings – the most adaptive species ever known – so we worked together… http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/6023724/Stone-Age-man-used-fire-to-maketools-50000-years-earlier-than-we-scientists-thought.html Picture accessed 24 August 2013 23
    • Thought things through… /cartoonists/rdi/lowres/rdin654l.jpg&w=400&h=280&ei=PzwYUqrdCImMkwX_7oHABA&zoom=1&v ed=1t:3588,r:10,s:0,i:107&iact=rc&page=1&tbnh=165&tbnw=229&start=0&ndsp=22&tx=90&ty=88 Picture accessed 24 August 2013 24
    • And improved them over time… http://www.livescience.com/18808-invention-wheel.html Picture accessed 24 August 2013 25
    • Until the problem we had suffered from…. http://gardenofeaden.blogspot.com.au/212/07/saber-toothed-tiger.html Accessed 24 August 2013 26
    • …was overcome! Accessed 24 August 2013 http://i3.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article882979.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/Michael%20Jamison%20and%girlfriend%20Jac kie%20Smit%20have%20one%20year%20old%20pet%20bengal%20tiger
    • Thank you for reading about Digital Culture Shock • If you liked this, please let me know what (and why!) • Also, if you didn’t like it, I’d appreciate hearing from you, so I can improve!  If you’d like to get in touch, please go to: http://au.linkedin.com/in/langscott/ 28