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Stretch: How to Future-
Proof Yourself for
Tomorrow's Workplace
Dr. Karie Willyerd
Head, Global Education
SAP
What We’ll Cover
• The research
• Five practices to future proof yourself
• Strategies to walk into your future
• Wrap-up
...
What Concerns People Most About Their Future?
Wage stagnation
Economic uncertainty
Not enough opportunities for advancemen...
5,400 People; 2,700 executives and 2,700 employees
conducted by Oxford Economics
Oxford Economics, The 2020 Workforce, 201...
How Is the Future of Work Shifting?
4
Globalization
Climate change
Demographic shifts
Explosion of data
1
2
3
4
5 Emerging technologies
Complexity
Redefinition ...
6
Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A.
Osborne, "The Future Of
Employment: How Susceptible Are
Jobs To Computerisation?", Oxf...
Could You Become Obsolete?
Will You Need to Reinvent Yourself?
To be ready for tomorrow, we need to stretch today
The Stretch Imperatives
It’s all on you You need options You have dreams
The Five Stretch Practices
11
Learn on
the Fly
Be Open
Build a
Diverse
Network
Be Greedy
About
Experiences
Bounce
Forward
Practice 1: Learn on the Fly
12
Maximizing your
opportunities to learn
outside a formal
classroom environment;
being a bet...
Three Ways to Approach Work
1. Completion stance
2. Performance stance
3. Development stance
What 1-2 projects do you have...
*Carol Dweck, “Mindset”
“A growth mindset believes that
true potential is unknown and
unknowable because it is
impossible ...
Practice 2: Be Open
15
Recognizing
opportunities and
seeking new options in
your daily work
The Cautionary Tale of Ron Wayne
16
Just
because
you’ve said
no once
doesn’t
mean your
answer
should
remain no.
What percent of the feedback
that you get do you think people
actually apply?
*Source: Kevin Oschner, Colombia University
...
Do It Scared
Remember:
confidence ≠
competence
Practice 3: Build Diverse Networks
19
Optimizing your network
to find opportunities and
stay up to date
20
What Kind of Network Serves People Best?
21
Who Are Your Five to Thrive?
Who do I spend my
professional time with?
Do they inspire me,
motivate me, teach me,
help me ...
Practice 4: Be Greedy about Experiences
23
Being purposeful about
assignments and
experiences to broaden
your options for
...
24
Why It’s Okay to Be Greedy about Experiences
25
What Makes For a Good Boss When It Comes to Careers?
Career maker
bosses may come
in all styles. What
are the signs of ...
Practice 5: Bounce Forward
26
Recognizing setbacks
and failures as learning
experiences; motivating
yourself to move
forwa...
Signal your intent to change.
Make the change.
Announce when you
have changed.
Tip: Announce Your Goals to Gain Supporters...
What capabilities will you need for the future?
Functional skills
Creative problem solvingLeadership
StretchpertiseVirtual...
There Is A PowerBall Combination of Capabilities
29
Deep Functional Experience + Emotional Intelligence
Karie.Willyerd@SAP.com
@angler
30
Where to Find More Information
Download the first chapter
free at:
www.StretchTheBook.com
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  1. 1. 0 Stretch: How to Future- Proof Yourself for Tomorrow's Workplace Dr. Karie Willyerd Head, Global Education SAP
  2. 2. What We’ll Cover • The research • Five practices to future proof yourself • Strategies to walk into your future • Wrap-up Tweet: @angler @BarbaraMistick 1
  3. 3. What Concerns People Most About Their Future? Wage stagnation Economic uncertainty Not enough opportunities for advancement Position changing or becoming obsolete Inadequate staffing levels A B C D E 27 % 19 % 35 % 40 % 31 % Top 2 2
  4. 4. 5,400 People; 2,700 executives and 2,700 employees conducted by Oxford Economics Oxford Economics, The 2020 Workforce, 2014 3 Global 27-Country Twin Surveys
  5. 5. How Is the Future of Work Shifting? 4
  6. 6. Globalization Climate change Demographic shifts Explosion of data 1 2 3 4 5 Emerging technologies Complexity Redefinition of jobs7 6 5 Trends Underway That Will Affect the Future of Work
  7. 7. 6 Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne, "The Future Of Employment: How Susceptible Are Jobs To Computerisation?", Oxford Martin, September 17, 2013. How Soon Will Robots Replace People?
  8. 8. Could You Become Obsolete?
  9. 9. Will You Need to Reinvent Yourself?
  10. 10. To be ready for tomorrow, we need to stretch today
  11. 11. The Stretch Imperatives It’s all on you You need options You have dreams
  12. 12. The Five Stretch Practices 11 Learn on the Fly Be Open Build a Diverse Network Be Greedy About Experiences Bounce Forward
  13. 13. Practice 1: Learn on the Fly 12 Maximizing your opportunities to learn outside a formal classroom environment; being a better informal learner
  14. 14. Three Ways to Approach Work 1. Completion stance 2. Performance stance 3. Development stance What 1-2 projects do you have right now that you could approach with a development stance? Discussion #1 13
  15. 15. *Carol Dweck, “Mindset” “A growth mindset believes that true potential is unknown and unknowable because it is impossible to foresee what can be accomplished with years of passion, toil, and training.”* Discussion: Are Leaders Born or Made?
  16. 16. Practice 2: Be Open 15 Recognizing opportunities and seeking new options in your daily work
  17. 17. The Cautionary Tale of Ron Wayne 16 Just because you’ve said no once doesn’t mean your answer should remain no.
  18. 18. What percent of the feedback that you get do you think people actually apply? *Source: Kevin Oschner, Colombia University The Leadership Feedback Challenge Tip: Try the “perfect person” request for feedback
  19. 19. Do It Scared Remember: confidence ≠ competence
  20. 20. Practice 3: Build Diverse Networks 19 Optimizing your network to find opportunities and stay up to date
  21. 21. 20 What Kind of Network Serves People Best?
  22. 22. 21
  23. 23. Who Are Your Five to Thrive? Who do I spend my professional time with? Do they inspire me, motivate me, teach me, help me stay up-to- date, make me my best person? 22
  24. 24. Practice 4: Be Greedy about Experiences 23 Being purposeful about assignments and experiences to broaden your options for tomorrow
  25. 25. 24 Why It’s Okay to Be Greedy about Experiences
  26. 26. 25 What Makes For a Good Boss When It Comes to Careers? Career maker bosses may come in all styles. What are the signs of a career maker?
  27. 27. Practice 5: Bounce Forward 26 Recognizing setbacks and failures as learning experiences; motivating yourself to move forward
  28. 28. Signal your intent to change. Make the change. Announce when you have changed. Tip: Announce Your Goals to Gain Supporters 27
  29. 29. What capabilities will you need for the future? Functional skills Creative problem solvingLeadership StretchpertiseVirtual collaboration Entrepreneurial spirit Cross-cultural dexterity Personal advocacy Geek acumen Emotional intelligence
  30. 30. There Is A PowerBall Combination of Capabilities 29 Deep Functional Experience + Emotional Intelligence
  31. 31. Karie.Willyerd@SAP.com @angler 30 Where to Find More Information Download the first chapter free at: www.StretchTheBook.com

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