We are entering a virtual work world where we will use new robust technologies and social/business networks to communicate with colleagues, customers and employees. Yet too many Generation X and Baby Boomer leaders reject the notion that technology is changing the fundamental way we work, and even worse, do not consider altering the way they work.
Here are some of the things you need to do, right now, to stay relevant.
1. Use social networks
Social networking will be adapted to business communications. If you lack proficiency in using social networks to connect with others, share and obtain information, and communicate your intentions and ideas, you will be obsolete. Recently, a group of experts studying future work skills concluded: “Connective technologies make it easier than ever to work, share ideas and be productive despite physical separation. But, the virtual work environment also demands a new set of competencies.” So, how do you gain these competencies?