What In The World Is Going On Uof T


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    1. 1. What in the world is going on? Presented by: Rob Straby www.LifeWorks-By-Design.co m
    2. 2. About Rob’s Background
    3. 3. Presentation Overview <ul><li>Participatory exploration of key trends </li></ul><ul><li>Comparison with current literature </li></ul><ul><li>Action planning </li></ul><ul><li>Questions & Discussion </li></ul>
    4. 4. Learning Goals <ul><li>Identify mental models and how they affect concepts of work </li></ul><ul><li>Explore changes in the psychology of the world of work </li></ul><ul><li>Express, explain, and exchange a wide range of opinions and ideas about global trends, how these impact your clients, and your own work </li></ul><ul><li>Engage in highly interactive and cooperative teams </li></ul>
    5. 5. Creativity Warm-up
    6. 6. What Do You Believe? <ul><li>A: My career plans are already decided. </li></ul><ul><li>B: My career plans are open to change. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Beliefs About Occupations <ul><li>A: There are many differences between workers in an occupation. </li></ul><ul><li>B: There are many similarities between workers in an occupation. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Beliefs About Change <ul><li>A: I am willing to experiment with a variety of occupations. </li></ul><ul><li>B: I need a consistent career path. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Beliefs About Initiation <ul><li>A: I prefer clear work goals to work hard. </li></ul><ul><li>B: I work hard despite uncertainty. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Understanding Beliefs <ul><li>“ Mental models are the images, assumptions, and stories, which we carry in our minds of ourselves, other people, institutions and their aspect of the world. Like a pane of glass framing and subtly distorting our visions, mental models determine what we see. Human beings cannot navigate through the complex environments of our world without cognitive “mental maps”; and these mental maps, by definition, are flawed in some way” </li></ul><ul><li>Peter Senge, 1994 </li></ul>
    11. 11. Tom Peters Says “Re-Imagine!” <ul><ul><li>Yesterday </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Job for life </li></ul><ul><li>Competence </li></ul><ul><li>Reference group = </li></ul><ul><li>The organization </li></ul><ul><li>Work with the same old folks </li></ul><ul><li>Career strategy = </li></ul><ul><li>Do what you’re told </li></ul><ul><li>Today </li></ul><ul><li>Gig for now </li></ul><ul><li>Mastery </li></ul><ul><li>Reference group = Peers in your craft </li></ul><ul><li>Work with a shifting network of partners </li></ul><ul><li>Career Strategy = </li></ul><ul><li>Do what you excel at </li></ul>
    12. 12. Team Brainstorm <ul><li>Form into your teams and brainstorm the following question: </li></ul><ul><li>What changes do you think have (or have not) occurred in the mental models about the world of work (or how careers happen)? </li></ul>
    13. 13. Let’s Look at Global Trends <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>What are the most important trends that you have identified through your own learning to date? </li></ul><ul><li>You have 4 blank 3x5 index cards </li></ul><ul><li>Write down 4 opinions </li></ul><ul><li>Write 1 idea per card </li></ul>
    14. 14. Sample Opinions <ul><li>The pace of technological change will continue to increase and affect all areas of life </li></ul><ul><li>The global economy is becoming more integrated which means everything is affected by everything else </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge creation is more important than product development </li></ul>
    15. 15. Share & Swap <ul><li>Compare your cards with other people </li></ul><ul><li>You must swap at least two (2) of your cards with others to create a new ‘hand’ </li></ul><ul><li>For any new cards you accept, you must agree with the opinions on them </li></ul>
    16. 16. Form Teams <ul><li>Form teams with people holding similar candies to you (e.g. Blue) </li></ul><ul><li>Share what you have on your cards and discuss what is similar and different </li></ul><ul><li>As a team, come up with the key themes from your team’s cards </li></ul><ul><li>The themes a team chooses must meet with everyone’s approval </li></ul>
    17. 17. A Picture Says… <ul><li>Once you have chosen your team’s opinions, you are to draw pictures to represent each of the opinions </li></ul><ul><li>You may not use any words with the pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared to present your pictures to the whole group </li></ul>
    18. 18. What Did Others Draw? <ul><li>Take a few minutes and circulate around the room </li></ul><ul><li>Observe what others have drawn </li></ul><ul><li>What images stand out to you? </li></ul>
    19. 19. What others are saying…
    20. 20. Critical changes that affect us <ul><li>Increasing pace of technological change </li></ul><ul><li>Integration of the global economy </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge is a key leveling agent </li></ul><ul><li>In a world of extreme inter-connectivity, the types of services that can be traded is rapidly changing </li></ul><ul><li>Canadian’s “quality of life” is at risk </li></ul>
    21. 21. Implications for Canadians <ul><li>We cannot predict ‘job titles’ or ‘occupational destinations’ </li></ul><ul><li>We can ensure we have the right knowledge and skills sets </li></ul><ul><li>Need to focus on the development of critical skills NOW </li></ul>
    22. 22. #1 Skill Set <ul><li>Learn How To Learn </li></ul><ul><li>Get passionate about learning on a continuous basis </li></ul><ul><li>To constantly absorb, and teach yourself, new ways of doing old things or new ways of doing new things is the only way to be prepared! </li></ul><ul><li>CQ + PQ > IQ </li></ul>
    23. 23. #2 Skill Set <ul><li>Versatility </li></ul><ul><li>Neither specialist nor generalist </li></ul><ul><li>“ Ability to apply depth of skill to a progressively widening scope of situations and experiences, gaining new competencies, building relationships and assuming new roles” (Gartner Group) </li></ul><ul><li>Spiral career path </li></ul>engineering > systems analytics > sales > marketing
    24. 24. Critical Knowledge Era Skills <ul><li>Collaborating and orchestrating people and projects across the world </li></ul><ul><li>Synthesizing, innovating and integrating ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Explaining things to others (e.g. writing, teaching, editing, customer service) </li></ul><ul><li>Leveraging knowledge through technology </li></ul>
    25. 25. What Skills Do We Need? <ul><li>Re-join your team at your play station </li></ul><ul><li>Think about what trends have been discussed and drawn so far </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss: </li></ul><ul><li>What skills & knowledge do Canadians need in order to meet these trends? </li></ul><ul><li>What skills & knowledge do we as Career Centre staff need to learn? What do we need to be doing to help our clients adapt to change? </li></ul>
    26. 26. Taking Action <ul><li>Identify steps you can take to move forward </li></ul><ul><li>What do you need to increase your knowledge? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you need to do to help your clients adapt? </li></ul>
    27. 27. For more information: <ul><li>Rob Straby </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.LifeWorks-By-Design.com </li></ul>