Learning to Work & Working to Learn
The way we work is definitely changing, due partly to:
- Increased connectivity to more people;
- Increasing complexity in the work we get paid to do;
- Distributed work that is more global in nature or influence; and
- The need to learn as we work.
Look at these changes over the past century:
Individual Work — from Vocations to Jobs to Roles
Learning to Work — from Apprenticeship to Training to Collaboration
Organization of Work — from Local to Regional to Networked businesses
Consider this. Friends of mine have four children in their late twenties and early thirties. All are in the ‘workforce’. All four went to university and some have completed graduate degrees. At this time, not one has a ‘job’.
The world has changed and we had better get used to it and learn to adapt.
What are your roles? How do you collaborate? Where are your networks?