The RCSA World Employment Conference: Leadership in a New World of Work, held on the Gold Coast recently was a big success.
The speakers were uniformly excellent, the social events were fun and the networking was plentiful.
I took plenty of notes and over the subsequent weeks I have written additional notes based on various books and articles referred to by the keynote speakers.
The best summary of my conclusions has been provided by Deloitte’s Peter Williams. I have heard Pete present a few times before and he is always engaging, educational and energetic. The fundamental premise of his presentation “The Future of Work – Opportunities for Labour Market Enablers” is about taking opportunities.
One of Pete’s final slides captured this advice and his recommended action steps succinctly:
Orient towards partnerships
It’s people with technology
Learn faster to move faster
I have used these four action steps as a useful structure for my musings on (some of) what I took from the conference speakers.