Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Trend Spotlight: New Ways of Working


Trends are everywhere. They are in your neighborhood, at your workplace, on TV. They are in the cloths you wear, the car you drive, and your exercise routine. Trends are always evolving and new trends are always manifesting.

We recently sat down with Valentine Giraud-Robben, creative consultant, about what she thinks will be the most disruptive trend.

For her job, Valentine currently travels around the world giving workshops, training and doing projects in the themes of news ways of learning and collaborative leadership. She also sits on the Board of the Institute of Noetic Sciences in California and on the Board of the Elos Foundation in The Netherlands. 


So, what trend does she think will cause the most disruption and why?

“New ways of working,” she explained. “More and more people will be leaving their 40 hours jobs and start layering different jobs that monetize their many talents.”

This year, Valentine is going to be speaking at the Foresight & Trends conference, and she shared with us that she’s excited to attend because of her curiosity about the trends that will lead our future. “I find very inspiring to listen to experts sharing their view on what is to come in the various industries,” she told us.

There is a big shift in consciousness that is currently underway, according to Valentine. People are becoming increasingly more interested and connected to their inner and outer-world. They long for authenticity, purpose, community and passion. As a result, organizations and the way we work are ought to change to meet this longing. Examples of this shift are increasing and showing themselves to be very successful.

In her presentation at FT, Valentine will speak of the main concepts and trends related to this shift, illustrating it with practical examples of initiatives and enterprises in Europe and Latin America that she has been involved with. The audience will learn about main concepts that shape this shift: organizations as living systems, self-organizing principles, collaboration, learning ecosystems, and others, and gain practical insights of how they can be put into real life in the context of their work and life.


Don’t miss Valentine’s session about this and more at Foresight & Trends 2015 in Los Angeles California this October. Visit our website to learn more and to register: http://bit.ly/1MKsSpY

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