There are many reasons for this including the needs, wants, and values of Generation Y/the Millennials, the growing influence of women on the workplace in senior decision making roles and perhaps that many people are a bit (or alot!) weary from the downturn years.
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I had an unwelcome guest over Christmas. In fact they were never invited.
The guest was fear. It visits me every year around this time, the ‘in-between zone’ between the festive season fading and the business world waking from its slumber.
Many moons ago in my youth when discos were part of my social repertoire, I was on the receiving end of a wonderful chat up line.
‘Why are you wearing your Granny’s cardigan?’ this voice in the noisy dark asked me.
My late 95 year old grannie came close to falling off her rocking chair at Christmas. A plate of mince pies nearly became flying saucers. The culprit was a question.
The question I asked was:
It was a discussion in a workshop of high growth microbusinesses about waste.
Waste is everywhere, sometimes obvious, sometimes hidden until you shine a light on it.
I went to an interesting workshop this week about ‘achieving more for less.’ A catchy phrase for efficiency and effectiveness and how to waste less time. Big trend that one in business as I am sure you have noticed, and sometimes a short term myopic one.
Here are 6 trends from a digest of a MPF trends seminar I attended recently by Rohit Talwar of Fast Future. @fastfuture
A career portfolio or portfolio career has many pros. I have thought of over 70. Here are 10 of mine for now:
Do you hate marketing yourself? Many people do especially women; it makes them feel very uncomfortable. With more competition for jobs and the trend to freelance and portfolio working growing apace, marketing yourself is something that cannot be ignored.
Globally women make more than 80% of purchasing decisions, choosing everything from the family’s food and clothing to holidays and cars. So it seems only logical that their professional contributions would be essential within the advertising industry – an industry estimated by The Work Foundation to have added more than £15.6 billion pounds to the UK economy in 2008 with those figures only increasing year on year.