While some people were still getting up from bed on a Sunday morning, I had the pleasure of attending a really engaging event on the ‘Future of Work and Business’. A trendy phrase that’s been circulating in the media and become a discussion point for the business community and government sector. Hosted by the Enterprising Wyndham Vale program, I found myself surrounded by fellow community members who were keen to learn about where the workforce is headed, disruption and strategies to get around this.
These topics were presented by researcher and consultant, Julian Waters-Lynch from RMIT, who explored the changes in the economy, its effects on businesses across the globe and examples of businesses who were tackling these changes head-on. He drew on these three ground-breaking resources:
- The New Work Order by the Foundation of Young Australians (FYA)
- The New Basics by the FYA
- Australia’s Future Workforce (CEDA)
- The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators (Jeff Dyer, Hal Gregersen and Clayton M. Christensen)
I recommend this blog by the authors giving a sneak peak into the topic!
This was followed by a panel discussion with participants from the 2016 pilot program of the business start-up program, Enterprising Tarneit. Fairy Hussien, Mum ’n’ Mee and Evi Vinogradova, EviCraft spoke about their start-up journeys and shared words of enthusiasm for the audience interested in the next phase!
“Enterprising Tarneit is like a more practical, mini MBA to power your business” – Fairy Hussein, Founder of Mum ’n’ Mee *photo Centre for Multicutural Youth
If you’re interested in learning more about the Enterprising Wyndham Vale and participating in the program, visit cmy.net.au/enterprising or get in touch with Tathra Street email@example.com or 9340 3735 (Tues/Wed/Thurs)
FYA New Work Order Report: https://www.fya.org.au/report/new-work-order/
FYA New Basics Report: https://www.fya.org.au/report/the-new-basics/
HBR Article: https://hbr.org/2009/12/the-innovators-dna