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Anticipating change in work

Don't put your head in the sand regarding what is going on around you.

Ask yourself, what changes have you experienced in your life over the past decade or so. It could be things you haven't even really acknowledged and just gone with the flow.

For instance:

Keeping up to date with the news

you would either rely on the daily paper or news bulletins at specific times on the radio or television. Now we are fed updates to our devices and news is a constant interruption

Booking holidays

remember the trips to the travel agency, looking at images in the windows and brochures? Today, we can browse the internet, have virtual tours of sunny destinations, choose cheapest options and flights that are convenient to us

Communicating with friends

if I wanted to have a chat with a friend it was either on the phone in our hallway (everyone could hear) or at a nearby phone box. Now you can't get away from the 'chatter'.

Buying insurance for your car

you had to visit the insurance broker and wait to be called - a long and dull process. Rather than being able to shop online for the best deal in a matter of minutes!

More importantly for your career though, is keeping up to date in your own business. There are so many different elements that could impact your Future Proofing journey:

  • take over

  • new management

  • restructuring

  • start ups

  • office move

  • politics (both office and national, i.e. Brexit)

In this week's video, Anticipating Change at Work and How to Future Proof Yourself, I share my ideas and tips on how to recognise what you can control and have an input in; what needs to be accepted; how to develop plans and skills to keep you ahead of potential changes. All with the aim of Future Proofing Yourself.

All of the above can create changes to the culture of your business and that might not suit you anymore.

How will you cope with changes in the workplace and what is your job going to look like in 5 or 10 years time?

Remember, if you don’t look after yourself or your business, who is going to do it for you?

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