Current Challenges & Future Success in 2020

Summer Reading: Future Success

The Summer time is in full effect and is a great time to reflect on new and innovative ways to improve your business. With the integration of technological advancements, there are many options to consider. Below are my top 3 pieces of literature that will inform you on how to stay in the know and ahead of the game for future business decision-making.

1. Get ready for 2020

If you want to learn how exactly you could best position your business for success in the tech-age, check out “The 2020 Workplace” by Jeanne C. Meister and Karie Willyerd. This is an in-depth look on how industry experts use strategies to create an optimal work environment. Both authors go behind the scenes and share valuable insight on how employers are attracting and engaging employees in a changing workforce.

2. Think about Awareness, Desire, Knowledge, Ability, and Reinforcement

A must read is “Change Management: The People Side of Change” by Jeffrey Hiatt and Timothy J. Creasey. Individuals and companies naturally resist change but in an era filled with disruptive technologies and shifting work dynamics, change is the only thing that’s promised. This easy-to-read manifesto will help you figure out how to most effectively get your staff and management on board with positive transitions in overall work structure. The innovative ADKAR model provides a nice guideline demonstrating how employees can most effectively adopt and adapt to changing work conditions.

3. Look into the mind of your workforce

It’s no surprise that each generation operates differently in and outside of the workspace. This could potentially lead to miscommunications, conflict and division on the job. The book by Lynne C. Lancaster and David Stillman titled “When Generations Collide: Who They Are. Why They Clash. How to Solve the Generational Puzzle at Work” is a solution to help navigate age discrepancies so each generation can work as one.

Looking forward to your feedback on this blog post and to sharing knowledge with you. Enjoy your vacation!

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