During a conversation with the innovative CEO of a very successful future ready company, Second Muse , she shared her biggest insight around the future of work: “today’s younger generations have no fear. They don’t worry about being without a job for a while despite their student loan hanging over their heads. They are happy to wait a year or two in experience-mode before committing to their next, meaningful, job.”
What a contrast with the current senior leadership of companies whose main investment is instead in risk-management. Now before I judge these older “fearful” individuals let’s be fair to them: their future was clear, the next steps were apparently daring but actually quite linear and likely to succeed. It was easier to imagine or predict what would happen next, or even five years down the line.