Imagine our world, your community, your firm - you... in 2050.
Here's the scene: 10 billion people, 75% in urban areas, 65% in 50 city regions...
Here's the challenge: We need to double food production, reengineer the energy mix, think of embedded water in all we produce and...
over 65% of the jobs of the future have yet to be invented.
This logo speaks the agenda. We need to understand how we got here, what's happening now and how do we reach the future. Let's be clear, disruption is in the future's DNA. 2050NOW has the global network and the tool kit to rewrite the script - for communities and the workplace.
These days networks and platforms compete, not companies. This sets the agenda for 2050NOW.
2050NOW works with regions, firms, teams and individuals to understand their context, build their story and equip them to reach their goals and potential.
The 2050NOW team has worked on capacity-building projects with regions and firms; skills development initiatives for individuals and teams. This globally based experience offers a platform to deliver a range of futureproofing initiatives.
Regions compete, not countries. Given the 2050NOW agenda, regions need to respond. Any RMP (Regional Master Plan) needs to address:
- Future working assumptions. Take nothing for granted.
- Health. Fitness and well-being is key to employability.
- Housing. Design, availability and affordability needs to be addressed.
- Energy. The mix, use and optimization has to be sustainable.
- Water. Embedded in all products and process as well as commercial and community use must be considered.
- Life-long learning. Everyone will move through several roles and responsibilities through life. This means a constant reset on the journey from crèche to multiple careers.
- Connectivity. The internet of all things means joining the dots physically and digitally is key to competitive advantage.
Capacity, sustainability and resilience in all of the above factors have to respond and grow to match emerging needs.
2050NOW create the platform of partners and connectivity to deal with the above.
These days networks and platforms compete, not companies. This means that individual firms need to understand how to access and join-the-dots in this fluid, global marketplace.
2050NOW will work with teams to imagine future scenarios; identify roadblocks and challenges; explore options and tool up to win. (learn more link)
The famed architect Le Corbusier said that cities were designed by the zigzag of donkeys. So to are our careers.
Jobs for life are of the past! You will have several careers; could be made redundant and will need to reset and re-tool your skills throughout your working life. This means resilience - the ability to learn from setbacks and move forward.
Adaptability, flexibility, enterprise, digital capability, life long learning, ability to communicate through all media, productivity... all will determine your employability. Some call these soft skills; we consider them essentials.
Qualifications, however good, are not enough. Employers seek out and retain those with self-confidence and an aptitude for creativity, critical thinking, problem solving and team work.
Above all, in a disruptive environment, resilience is key. You can't fail to learn!
Maybe the future does not have the jobs for you. This is your opportunity to devise, design and do it.
Employability starts with awareness of what is out there.