“We can go from boom to bust,
From dreams to a bowl of dust…”
– Neil Peart
On December 31, 2014, I jokingly predicted on Facebook that the next day would become a new year, maybe even a happy one for many of us.
And lo and behold, my prediction came true, at least the part about being a new year the next day. A happy one remains to be seen…
No, I am no soothsayer or Jedi or outlandish wizard – I am but a mere mortal who occasionally gets visions.
Wait! I feel another coming on. Yes, there it is … oh my, this is a doozy…
How we define and live job and career is evolving rapidly, more than anytime since the 20th century.
Some of you will wake up tomorrow in the “world of work” gainfully employed full time. Others of you will wake up part time.
Both in corporate offices, co-working offices and virtually from almost anywhere in the world.
Still others will wake up temporary workers or freelancers, entrepreneurs or investors, or even stay-at-home moms or dads.
While too many others will (still) awaken unemployed and struggling to stay afloat.
And we will continuously cycle through one or more of these throughout 2015 and beyond…
All kidding aside, change will be constant, painful and pleasurable, simultaneous and relentless.
The signs are all here:
- Who had the first job?
- The Rise of Men Who Don’t Work, and What They Do Instead
- Why Contingent Is Not the Right Term, Think Complementary Workforce
- There’s an app for that
- Surveys Agree: More Employers Will Add Jobs, Making Recruiting Even More Competitive
- Google got it wrong. The open-office trend is destroying the workplace.
- Is “Corporate Talent Management” Dead? What’s Next?
- How Can We Be Happier At Work?
And so it is written, my friends. And so it shall be.
Happy New Year.
About the Author: Kevin W. Grossman co-founded and co-hosts the highly popular weekly TalentCulture #TChat Show with Meghan M. Biro. He’s also currently the Product Marketing Director for Total Talent Acquisition products at PeopleFluent.