Work is changing : no longer
a job for life, more likely a job
for two years.

Hierarchical structures of
power and author...
Work is changing
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We used to have a job for life

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Join as a graduate, work your way up the ladder...

•

One day you ...
Today work is:
•

Transient: made redundant after two years

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Based on short term contracts

•

Reactive: teaching you w...
You are responsible for your own
development: there is no HR
department in your head

In the Social Age, we need the
abili...
Businesses are changing
too
•

The rise of The Socially Responsible Business ...

•

...ones that want to do what's right,...
We see the emergence of
Socially Responsible
businesses
They look to do what's
right, not just what's legally
required
The...
The old rules are losing their
power: agility, creativity and
innovation are key
Organisations need to engage
with us in d...
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Work is changing: no longer just about an office and a parking space, today it's about communities, inspiration and agility. Companies need to change how they attract and retain the very best people and we have to think about how we develop our skills when we have no job for life.

In this collection of thoughts about the Social Age of work, Julian looks at the Social Contract and who owns your development.

Published in: Business, Economy & Finance

The Nature of Work in the Social Age by Julian Stodd

  1. 1. Work is changing : no longer a job for life, more likely a job for two years. Hierarchical structures of power and authority are collapsing, replaced by the reputation economy The things that were important in the Manufacturing Age or Knowledge Age count for less now Sharing, humility and generosity count Copyright Julian Stodd 2013
  2. 2. Work is changing • We used to have a job for life • Join as a graduate, work your way up the ladder... • One day you get a parking space and a corner office • Then, after a lifetime of service, they packed you off with a carriage clock... • But no more
  3. 3. Today work is: • Transient: made redundant after two years • Based on short term contracts • Reactive: teaching you what you need today, but maybe not what you need for next year • Social: not constrained by four walls • Your reputation sits within your communities
  4. 4. You are responsible for your own development: there is no HR department in your head In the Social Age, we need the ability to create meaning and do it again, differently, tomorrow You need to actively curate your reputation in your communities. For organisations and individuals, agility is key: do you have all the jigsaw pieces? Copyright Julian Stodd 2013
  5. 5. Businesses are changing too • The rise of The Socially Responsible Business ... • ...ones that want to do what's right, not just what's legal • An evolving Social Contract • But who owns your career today? • Who decides what you need to learn?
  6. 6. We see the emergence of Socially Responsible businesses They look to do what's right, not just what's legally required They subscribe to a new Social Contract, recognising the realities of the Social Age They listen outside their four walls Socially responsible businesses recognise that the community owns their brand Copyright Julian Stodd 2013
  7. 7. The old rules are losing their power: agility, creativity and innovation are key Organisations need to engage with us in different ways, recognising the new Social Contract The best businesses attract the best talent The rest will fall by the wayside: You are responsible for you 300 years of history is not deterministic of success. Agility is. Copyright Julian Stodd 2013
  8. 8. Copyright Julian Stodd 2013
  9. 9. STAY IN TOUCH @julianstodd • www.julianstodd.wordpress.com • • All materials © Julian Stodd under a Creative Commons license

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