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The Art of "Reinventing Yourself" in an Automated World!

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The Art of "Reinventing Yourself" in an Automated World!
Everyone must learn to think "different." The ability to recognize what has changed, accept that new reality and then adapt to it is the essence of "thinking different." This skill has always been necessary but it has never been more urgent than in the context of the digital transformation.

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The Future of Work

The Future of Work

As more and more jobs are eliminated due to technology, we need to keep reinventing ourselves and stay in a permanent state of transition, to be relevant in the future.

The Art of Re-inventing ourselves has 3 key factors:

  • Thinking "different"
  • Working with varied partners
  • Using Technology for creativity and for the pursuit of happiness

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The Big Challenge

The Big Challenge

In a fast-changing world, everyone needs to live in a “permanent state of transition” or “reinvention.”

We need to continuously adapt ourselves to unlock the opportunities and meet the challenges of our new technology-driven world.

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Thinking Different

Thinking Different

The ability to recognize what has changed, accept that new reality and then adapt to it is the essence of “thinking different.”

A worldwide Digital Transformation has changed a lot of elements of our lives, including life expectancy, skill-set requirements, and new kinds of economies. Thinking different is a must-have approach to see new possibilities in the world of tomorrow.

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Working with Varied Partners

Working with Varied Partners

Teaming up with different, less than obvious partners, forming new and unlikely bonds, developing new ways of collaboration and finding uncharted and unknown ways of branching out is a definitive way of staying relevant and creative.

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Use Technology To Be Creative And Happy

Use Technology To Be Creative And Happy

Technology should ultimately be an enabler to enhance our personal lives in a better way.

Technology is best used when it complements us and enriches our lives in a positive way. We should be more happy, more creative and have spare time to spend doing what we love.

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Skills Needed In Digital Leaders

  • Work together, complement each other, and function as a team.
  • Able to operate on and enable environments that are more dynamic, team-centric, and connected.
  • Lead and build teams and partner with the broader ecosystems, keep people connected and engaged, and drive a culture of innovation, learning, and continuous improvement.
  • Lead a workforce that includes contractors, the contingent workforce, and crowd talent.
  • Understand how different business functions, industries, and technologies come together to form solutions.
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The work culture is changing globally. On one side we have large, established companies which are the gravest offenders. They have deeply entrenched hierarchies, rules, regulations, and ...

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Companies are recognizing that the old way may amplify the employee's resentment to the conformance and the 'fitting in', and that they must upgrade their culture.

New Choices in the Old Way

  • The traditional career path now offers new kinds of digital opportunities as new technologies offer new possibilities and are also streamlining the old operation process.

  • As Big Tech expands further, new innovations will transform many current jobs.
  • It is a good idea to keep looking, keep learning, and be ready to pivot.