Our friend Jim Carroll, author of the foreword to Rise of the Project Workforce, has published a piece in CA Magazine entitled "Here we are now, entertain us," describing the trends he has studied in the coming generation of workers, Gen-Connect. He cites some amazing statistics about the new workforce, including:
More than 50% of US graduates believe self-employment is more secure than a full-time job.
I invite you to read the article for the rest. It paints an amazing picture of the workforce that we have to look forward to in just a few years. Carroll states:
Organizations that can attract, engage, retain and amuse an increasingly complex workforce will be the ones who find success in the rapidly evolving global economy….Put the emphasis on the word amuse.
Amusement is certainly consistent with the story he tells in the foreword to the book. It is interesting to me that we will need to amuse and entertain–even call upon our senses of humor–in the flattening world.