Just think of the ways this will impact how you manage your companies and your customer service. The insurance firms are still focused on on defining their customer service on their staff productive output instead of expanding, finding and creating relationships.
Virtual worlds, social networks, gaming constructs like avatars.
This is a perfect example of the production model.
Most boomers will not really retire. They will transition from working in the office to working remotely. We will not be facing this huge brain drain / loss of institutional knowledge.Companies need to figure out how to develop and deploy strategies that address these changes; they need to plan for a multi-cultural, multi-generational, multi-geographical workforce viewed from different job definition lenses.
We still manage our human capital visually and do not use the technological tools we have available to do provide us with objective results.
Maybe future producers are fabulous social networkers/ not physical ones. They become thought leaders/go to people as a result of the expertise they convey in their blogs, Facebook discussions, LinkedIn groups, Tweets and their u-tube videos. Maybe your best producer works from home using all his social networks to drive clients.
Job descriptions will be future focused and use a more modernized lexicon. May need a variety of terms to accommodate generational differences and cultural background. In conjunction with the rapid advancement of technology and social networking, we also have rapidly evolving terminology.