Elizabeth, Thanks for the book review and I may get hold of a copy. I have a couple of observations. Independence and individualism are highly valued in the west but this is not the case in Asia, particularly India where the culture values interdependence over independence. The opposite might equally be true. This is certainly true at UH. Shrinking workforce. Consequently I would expect greater ethnic diversity in senior posts.
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I think the comment about women is a red herring. There are many reasons why woman struggle to attain top jobs one article I saw suggested the same is true for men that are family focused. What we need is more flexibility in the workplace generally. We increasing see operational managers doing occasional Project leadership with a dilution of the PM as a profession role. Paul Nicholson.
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Individualism and value pluralism People are now exposed to cultural influences from all around world via the internet and global media.
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This will demand more flexible, less centralized and flatter structures. A new breed of leaders will be needed to engage diverse and highly individualized teams. The key will be to provide autonomy within a clear set of boundaries, to foster the conditions for people to perform. Click here for a PDF summary of the individualism and value pluralism megatrend 4.
The digital era Technology is shifting the balance of power away from organizations and their leaders. In the digital era, consumers readily pick and choose, compare providers, and trade between themselves. Employees can operate anywhere, anytime, on any device, challenging the need for traditional workplaces and hierarchies. Working practices are therefore being transformed as work and the workplace go mobile.
Social media is eroding the established boundaries between private and professional life. And reputations are at risk from disgruntled individuals who think nothing of holding firms to account online. This virtual domain appeals to younger generations, who readily embrace digital technology, giving them a technological edge over older colleagues.
Organizations must accommodate and cross-skill both groups. In a climate of transparency, leaders must display high standards of integrity and sincerity. They will need to manage dispersed and diverse individuals with different degrees of digital competence; and foster unity, engagement and collaboration among loose-knit teams who rarely meet. Click here for a PDF summary of the digitalization megatrend 5.
Many Western societies are maturing to the point that they will soon begin to perform less effectively. An aging populace means a shrinking global workforce, chronic skills shortages and a fierce war for talent.
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Businesses will need to attract, develop and retain a global pool of highly diverse talent. They will need structures, cultures and practices that harness diversity and enable each individual to thrive. Leaders must learn to live with ambiguity and conflicting trends and demands.