Careers are over
Careers were a natural consequence of the industrial era factory model. A career, at least initially, was a tool for an organisation to retain the best talent. It also gave the worker a sense of purpose and progress as well as greater remuneration and status.
Increasing disruption is making the talent demands of the market less predictable and thus businesses will be more tactical in respect of their talent requirements. This reality will make career management something of an inconvenience for talent managers.
The arrival of the gig economy, algos and robots will add further pressure to drop the notion of a career.
What was once a career for life, and for many is now a life of careers, will morph into a life of gigs for a variety of talent buyers. And these gigs will increasingly be more parallel than serial in their sequencing.
Sample subthemes to explore include:
- Is the 9 to 5 model over?
- To what extent will work-life balance become a relic of the industrial era?
- How does one navigate the post-industrial world from a professional perspective?
- What are the skills needed to thrive going forward? Should one focus on being a leader, manager or the talent?
Some of my clients…
What they are saying…
We wanted someone who would engage our leadership differently. Ade did this brilliantly. Engaging, fast paced and multifaceted. Just what was needed to shake things up a little in the last session of our conference!
We recently held a conference in Milan around “Digital” for our senior partners throughout the MED region (Italy, Spain and Portugal) and Ade joined us by VC as a keynote speaker. Even by VC Ade kept the audience captive with lots of note taking and it also provoked a lot of discussion after the event. One of the most compelling keynote speakers that we have had in the MED region.
Ade understands business and IT opportunities through the lens of executives and how to present this back in a concise manner with clear takeaways.
Ade spoke at an event for around 250 of our UK & Israel Technology team. Ade has a fantastic presentation style, and it was clear in the prep calls that he was able to take our overall theme of the event and link that to his presentation. I would highly recommend Ade as a motivational speaker and thought leader.
Ade McCormack sounds a much-needed clarion call for IT to “grow up” and become a mature business function.