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Embracing the Future of the Future with Frances Valintine

What is the future of the future? And how the heck can you be a part of it so that you’re not left behind in the past?

That is the topic of my conversation on this episode of the Untapped Podcast with the one and only Frances Valintine, founder of The Mind Lab & Tech Futures Lab.

Frances is one heck of a mover and shaker. And she believes that we’re living in a time of great advancement as well as rapid disruption. She believes that the progress and the ability to look forward and plan for tomorrow is essential for long term success.

Frances is at the cutting edge of what we need to do to stay relevant as we move into a new era filled with uncertainty as technology takes over our jobs allowing us to essentially tap into more of our human skills.

If you listened to Episode 32 – The Future of Work Is Learning, I shared what the future of work really is, the major trends and forces shaping it and why it’s more important than ever to become a lifelong learner and keep upskilling to remain relevant and ahead of the curve.

Frances takes us even further because she is living and breathing this. At the time of our interview, she had just finished up the Future of the Future conference that she hosted where she interviewed all these incredible people on stage.

What I love about Frances is that she’s extremely forward thinking by the way she looks at how we reinvigorate our existing skills, adopt new practices, and integrate people who think differently in our businesses.

As the founder and CEO of The Mind Lab & Tech Futures Lab, Frances works in the space between the whole ecosystem of learners from young children to experienced corporate leaders.

While Tech Futures Lab helps organisations and individuals to navigate the contemporary world of business, The Mind Lab was developed to empower students, schools, teachers and principals to develop contemporary knowledge and practical skills for today’s rapidly evolving world and the future of work.

She knows that our economic success has a greater reliance on people who can combine science, technology, design and creativity in ways that we are only just starting to realize.

So in our interview, we discuss a lot of those things. And I think you are going to find it fascinating. I hope it’s going to open your eyes, expand your mind, and really get you thinking about what role you are going to play in the future of work and just how you can thrive in it.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • What the future of work looks like and what that means for you
  • Why reinvigorating your skills and learning new skills is vital now more than ever
  • How to thrive and remain relevant in the rapidly evolving world
  • Frances’ journey to become one of the most influential leaders in New Zealand

Resources

Connect with Frances over on LinkedIn

Learn more about the Tech Futures Lab – The Graduate School for Human Impact

Learn more about the award winning education provider The Mind Lab

 

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The Future of Work is Learning

The Future of Work is learning – what does that mean?

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I’m all about staying relevant and keeping up with the ever-changing world of the way in which we work and live.

The thing is, those changes are coming at us fast and many of the trends we see happening in the future of work are already here.

Robots and AI are already being used to automate and streamline jobs, and it’s predicated by the OECD that 14-30% of jobs as we know them will not even exist in the next 5 years.

So it’s more important than ever that we figure out how to ramp up our skills, particularly our uniquely human-centered skills, to stay relevant and be irreplaceable!

The good news is around 70% of new jobs will be created, most of which we can’t even predict yet. Crazy right?

That means by continuing to learn new skills and gain more experience, we have more chance of thriving in the future of work, rather than just surviving.

On today’s episode of Untapped, I’m sharing a recording of the talk I gave at an Inspire Group, an online learning and leadership company.

The purpose of this event was to inform our clients about what’s about to head their way and what they need to start thinking about when it comes to learning solutions for the future.

It was also a great way to showcase all the trends that are coming up and how the Future of Work IS learning.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • What the Future of Work actually is
  • How automation can and will benefit us
  • How we can collaborate effectively with the robots
  • What changes and trends have already started to happen

You can also watch a summary of what I presented on my YouTube Channel here

Resources

Read: How to Tap Into the Future of Work

Read: 11 Benefits to Learning Something New.

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How to Tap Into the Future of Work

Imagine the future of work, what do you see? And more importantly how do you want to show up in it?

The way in which we work and the type of work we will be doing in the next few years is already shifting right before our eyes, and I personally see more opportunity than ever.

But a lot of people are scared and that’s because the workplace of tomorrow is an uncertain place.

We live in a rapidly changing world, and design innovations such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and big data are rapidly changing the fundamental nature of how we live and work.

What’s more these technologies are evolving at an exponential rate  – and as more jobs and work gets automated, you can see why there’s a fear of being replaced by robots!

Actually that is going to happen with some work, especially around data, that is expected to be more machine-powered.

But there will also be a proliferation of new work and jobs created that will require human skills in areas like problem solving, communication, listening, interpretation and design.

One thing is for sure, it’s becoming critical to understand how this future of work movement is going to impact you, your profession or business and understand how to design a secure future amidst this disruption.

What can you get paid to do and be, what skills will you need to learn and master to ensure you remain relevant and in demand for the foreseeable future?

The future of work is us – people.

We think creatively, we use our emotional intelligence, we teach, communicate, value judgements and share wisdom. We must reconsider how jobs are designed and work to adapt and learn for future growth.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • What exactly is the future of work?
  • How is it going to impact you and what can you do to tap into it?
  • The new culture needed to future proof your business or career*
  • A great tool to figure out where your interests and competencies lie
  • How to turn yourself into a LifeLong Learning Lab to remain relevant

Resources

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*As promised here are the organization diagrams courtesy of the Future of Work Collective to show you the difference between the traditional hierarchical organization
 
Future of Work Old Cultural Way of Working
 
And the new decentralized, collaborative way of working, learning and leading. 
Future of Work  New Ways of Working
 
Future of Work Collective Model to become a lifelong learner
FOW Life Long Learning Lab