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Summary and Reflection

Congratulations on (almost!) reaching the end of the course. This final step includes a few resources which summarise many of the themes we have covered over the past two weeks. …

Case Study: Simply Business

Jason Stockwood is the CEO of the award-winning UK insurance broker Simply Business. Jason has previously worked for the global dating website match.com, Travelocity Business, Trailfinders, lastminute.com, Skyscanner and The …

“Coaching, Caring and Connecting”

Cognizant is a world leading professional services company based in the USA. It focuses on helping businesses innovate for the digital age, and has produced a report describing the characteristics …

What are “Amplified Individuals”?

In an article for the Harvard Business Review titled “The New Kind of Worker Every Business Needs”, Marina Gorbis from the Institute for the Future begins by saying: “We live …

Building a professional digital profile

What does all this mean for ourselves as individual professionals living, working and learning in this increasingly digital world? Living in a networked society means that our connections are no …

Recruitment in a digital world

Recruitment is a good example of an industry that is being profoundly changed by the digital economy, and that has implications for all of us. In this step we will …

Preparing for uncertain futures

Lisa interviews Dawn Lees, Curriculum and Work-Related Learning Manager at the University of Exeter, about the key steps individuals can take to acquire the skills necessary for success in the …

The rise of the “digital nomad”

For some people, the logical next stage from working in a flexible workspace is to actually live there as well. For many entrepreneurs working long hours, it makes perfect sense. …

What is a “workspace”?

Next we will consider the increasing blurring of boundaries between digital and physical workspaces. We could argue that in today’s world of connectivity and cloud-based data storage, expensive physical office …

“Hubs” of digital innovation

Many attempts have been made around the world to replicate the format and culture of California’s famous Silicon Valley. In the UK, for example, there is TechNation. The East London …

Location, location, location

In a digital economy, it’s not just about what jobs will be in demand, but where they will actually be located. They could move within the physical world, or from …

The ageing population

In the UK the official retirement age of 65 (and the associated budgets for pension provision) were set at a time when average life expectancy was in the low 70s. …

The “social shaping” of technologies

Before we get too carried away with the extent of change we are facing, let’s pause for a moment and consider the following: It’s usually a more gradual process than …

Summary and Reflection

What have you found to be good, useful or interesting this week? What actions will you now take to learn more about these topics? What questions, if any, have arisen …

“Reskilling, relocation and flexibility”

McKinsey Global Institute’s (MGI) extensive report comparing job losses and gains across a range of industry sectors in six major countries concludes that the overall volume of jobs is unlikely …