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A new generation of young managers is reshaping how we work

By Stephane Kasriel – No matter where you look, so much rapid change is happening that even how companies manage their talent strategy is shifting. Gone are the days of HR managing workforce planning with an Excel spreadsheet. To remain not only competitive but relevant, more companies are turning to detailed workforce plans, and younger generations of managers are much more likely to be putting these plans in place. As they do, and as they ascend to more senior roles, they’re reshaping the future of work.

More than half of younger generation managers polled see future workforce planning as a “top priority” for their departments–nearly three times more than their baby boomer counterparts, according to my company Upwork’s 2019 Future Workforce Report.

Whereas baby boomers are known for keeping their employees close, millennials, who now make up more than half the U.S. workforce, overwhelmingly desire “flexible and fluid” work settings.

Younger generation managers are also more likely to see it as an individual’s right to work remotely. After all, they’ve grown up in the digital era. They do not understand why someone should be tethered to a desk nine-to-five if modern technology frees them to work anytime, anywhere, and from any connected device.

In fact, many believe they are more productive working remotely than they would be in rigid office environments with all of their distractions. more>

Updates from Boeing

Commercial Market Outlook – 2018-2037

Boeing – By any measure, the commercial aviation sector is soaring. More people are taking to the air than ever before, as our industry has now recorded eight straight years of steady and above-trend growth.

A dedicated team here at Boeing pores over reams of economic, airline, travel, and fleet data annually to project new airplane demand during the next 20 years. After more than 55 years of publishing, The Boeing Commercial Market Outlook remains the industry standard as one of the longest-published and most accurate forecasts in commercial aviation. more> -> 2

How To Imagine The Future(s) Of Your Business

By Sandjar Kozubaev – There are many levels of detail you might think about:

  • World View
  • System View
  • Interaction View

Constructing a functional forward view of the future using these three levels of thinking provides you the mind-set with which to think holistically about the future.

It also helps you spot sensitivities, weaknesses, and dependencies with other alternatives, including predictions by others. There are also some traps to avoid. more> http://tinyurl.com/phlgq6n

‘Future That Never Was’ Looked Fantastic

BOOK REVIEW

The Wonderful Future that Never Was, Author: Gregory Benford.

By Jennifer Forker – Flying cars. Waterproof living rooms that you clean with a hose. A pool on every rooftop. Many of the old dreams and schemes about daily life in the 21st century didn’t come true — at least not yet.

“Just because high-tech change is possible doesn’t mean we always want it,” says James B. Meigs, editor-in-chief of Popular Mechanics magazine, noting the slow-food and handmade-crafts movements as high-tech counterpoints. “Sometimes affluence gives us the options to choose more traditional things. We choose clothing out of wool rather than synthetics.” more> http://tinyurl.com/l6hcoo8

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We’re Underestimating the Risk of Human Extinction

By Ross Andersen – We have learned to worry about asteroids and supervolcanoes, but the more-likely scenario, according to Nick Bostrom, a professor of philosophy at Oxford, is that we humans will destroy ourselves.

Bostrom, who directs Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute, has argued over the course of several papers that human extinction risks are poorly understood and, worse still, severely underestimated by society.

One way of making that argument is to say that we’ve survived for over 100 thousand years, so it seems prima facie unlikely that any natural existential risks would do us in here in the short term, in the next hundred years for instance. Whereas, by contrast we are going to introduce entirely new risk factors in this century through our technological innovations and we don’t have any track record of surviving those. more> http://tinyurl.com/7rdnqt5