Train your team like it’s 2022

Nina Gordon
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October 16, 2019

The modern workplace is transitioning. And not for the first time. A brief history of "jobs" below. 👇

Technology is already changing the way we organise tasks into jobs. According to the World Economic Forum (WEF) the division of labour between people and machines is expected to continue it’s shift toward machines.

While they project nearly 75 million jobs may be lost, another 133 million will be gained.

The jobs of the future will be more machine powered and data driven, they’ll need human skills like problem-solving, communication, listening, interpretation and design. 

WEF’s report states 54% of all employees will require significant reskilling and upskilling in just three years.

Otherwise companies will be left weighed down trying to apply legacy concepts and skills onto the new and quickly emerging world of human-machine collaboration.

In 2022 most skills workers possess today will no longer be relevant to a growing company. 

Staying competitive in today’s global marketplace means that organisations need to be innovative, adaptive and ever changing.

So employees must continue to learn. 

Train your employees like it's 2022.

Discover how Work.Life — a leading co-working space for entrepreneurs - are developing their offering to encourage continuous learning amongst their workforce and their members.

Installing a Jolt Box at their office, they have access to Jolt’s rich business topics on data, product, customer success, sales and more taught by world-experts. Jolt’s syllabus has been designed for today’s needs to teach practical skills that can be used tomorrow.

“Our team care about the experience as much as the content Jolt has found a way to make it easy, fun and it’s helping make learning engaging, which has made a big difference to our modern workforce.” 

Paul Dutnall, Head of Operations @ Work.Life


How does it work?

To find out how you can make your workforce future strong with Jolt click here.

So why do so few of us have creative breaks?

Because almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes. Including you.

Charles Darwin took long walks around London. Kurt Vonnegut made listening to jazz a daily priority. Fiona Apple disappeared for 6 years after the release of her third album.

So why do so few of us have creative breaks?
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I ask because I can often be found agonising over the "more". If only I posted on Instagram more, I'll think in the bath. I'd have more followers if I pitched to more publications. I need to post 2 more times a week, minimum. I could go on...

Between you and me, I've got frustrated with myself for browsing Facebook or watching too much TV more times than I can remember.

And I'm not alone. So many of us are terrified of taking a break, creatively speaking. We won't let a moment pass without listening to a podcast, consuming an article or sharing something.

The cognitive load is real, y'all.

But like Vitamin D, sleep and good food, it's not only ok to take a break, it's essential.

Living a successful life is also about knowing when not to work. For your best output, you need to focus on your input, too.

The world won't end if you disappear from the internet for a week or so. Your creativity won't suddenly stop. Your time is now, but your time was also then and it will be again.

Your dreams don't have an expiration date.

Many of us confuse being "busy" with being constructive. But you can only do your best work by taking breaks.

And science backs it up, too. The brain requires substantial downtime to do its most innovative thinking. The ideas you have while driving or in the shower aren't coincidental. They're a result of you taking a step back, whether you're aware of it or not.

Here's a challenge for you

Let yourself take a wonderful and indulgent break. Several breaks. Hell, get downright bored.

Put airplane mode on for a while. Sit down. Lie down. Be still. Do nothing. Observe. Listen to your mind. Let it do what it does without judging it.

Wallow in it. Don't be afraid of it. Push it as far as you can.

When you leave your laptop behind, something always happens. A new idea or a fresh perspective appears.

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"A spark of inspiration needs an empty cave."

Take proper breaks, often. Completely clear your mind. Your next best idea depends on it.

Could you get to the top 1% of your industry?

Empower your team to go and shine.