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 procedures that force employees to conform.
On the other side, we have the emerging trends of artificial intelligence, peer to peer opportunities. These trends are seen as disruptors of the status quo.
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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.
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.
This digital revolution is giving rise to new kinds of entrepreneurship. New technologies are amplifying and accelerating each other.
There will be entrepreneurs who focus on inventing new digital technologies, those who use existing technology to disrupt old business models and finally those who cultivate the new tech to offer customized products or services.
As many older business models struggle with digital transformation, they need internal disruptors who can transition help transition them to the new digital economy.
Operating and transitioning inside a new space has many advantages:
There is a lot of self-learning, challenges, out-of-box thinking, and diversity.
Being a disruptor involves working with the freedom to experiment, which is invaluable.
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.
Digital technology needs to enhance your processes and activities, and also what you are able to offer to your clients.
Companies now need digital innovators to lead them or risk perishing under the growing wave of digital disruptions. They also need to communicate and share with customers and employees, to identify opportunities and individuals who will help promote change.
Digital minimalism is a "philosophy of technology use in which you focus your online time on a small number of carefully selected and optimised activities that strongly support things you value, and then happily miss out on everything else." - Cal Newport
Use technology to "support" your personal goals, rather than letting it "use" you.