Why networks matter “Power does not reside in“Social Media gives more people a voice and provides a powerful tool for value creation and competitive differentiation” institutions, not even the state or large corporations. It is located in the networks that structure society . . .” Manuel Castells, DEMOS
“Social Media gives more people a voicevoice andprovides tool for“Social Media gives more people a and provides a powerful avalue creation and competitive differentiation” powerful tool for value creation and competitive differentiation” Advanced Human Technologies 2010
Drivers of Change • Extreme longevity - Increasing global lifespans change the nature of careers and learning. • Rise of smart machines and systems - Workplace automation nudges human workers out of rote, repetitive tasks. • Computational world - Massive increases in sensors and processing power make the world a programmable system. • New media ecology - New communication tools require new media literacies beyond text. • Superstructured organizations - Social technologies drive new forms of production and value creation. • Globally connected world - Increased global interconnectivity puts diversity andThe Institute for the Future, adaptability at the centre of organisationalUniversity of Phoenix operations. RearWriteWed 2011
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Future Work Skills 2020 Virtual collaboration - Ability to work productively, drive engagement and demonstrate presence as a member of a virtual team. New-media literacy - Ability to critically assess and develop content that uses new media forms, and to leverage these media for persuasive communications.
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The Ages of Publicness “We bring our private identities to our public acts - we decide in private where we stand on an issue, and makingthat public is what allows us to join with like thinkers, shareour“Social Media gives more people At theand provides a powerful tool for ideas and organisation. a voice same time our public lives amid othervalue creation and competitiveideas, arguments, and people - hearing their differentiation” evidence - informs our private decisions. Publicness depends on privacy. ...only today, technology brings new choices, risks and opportunities” Jeff Jarvis, 2011
We live in a world of mobile, social, and always-on media “More than ever before, humans need to teach and learn from each other about human-centric“Social Media gives more people a voice and provides a powerful tool for value creation and competitive differentiation” ways to use new tools. One important step that people can take is to become more adept at five essential literacies: attention, crap detection, participation, collaboration, and network know-how.” Howard Rheingold, 2011
The importance of• developing an online brand• making professional connections• engaging with a wider audience• listening, producing and sharing• using the most relevant social media tool for the task in hand
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