If you can’t afford to make a huge leap now—starting or reinvigorating your own business, changing or reinventing your career, transforming your organization—you can, and should, start doing the legwork now so that, when the opportunity presents itself, you’ll be on firm footing to make that leap with confidence, without hesitation.
Staying on top of trends can help you lead change with your ideas, instead of being swept along by it uncontrollably. As I describe in chapter one, we can all step into the role of modern-day oracles, connecting the realities of the present story with probable futures. We can then see which of those preferred futures we aspire to and begin to make steps to create our own self-fulfilling prophecies.
The trends you analyze will depend somewhat on your personal and professional interests, experiences, goals, and vision. For most of us, however, having an idea of where the world of work is likely to go is crucial to creating a future that integrates what matters most to us and how we want to spend our time with what the world wants and needs. We need to know what story we are currently in and what stories are possible if we are going to create our ideal aspirational story. In other words, knowing something about the likely future of work will help us to create a future that works—for all of us.
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