Future Proof Yourself for Tomorrows Workplace…

The number one work place concern of people is becoming obsolete at work. The world is shifting quickly and the need to prepare for the changes of tomorrow as they become more and more important. We now have the gift of living longer lives, which means that people need to work longer.

There are also several ‘Megatrends’ that will affect your future. ‘Megatrends’ are defined as tiny changes that influence development in all corners of life, from business and economic changes to social and cultural changes. The trends come in different forms and have different meanings that inevitably define companies’ futures, and even the world. But most importantly your personal life.

The below are some key points from the book STRETCH, written by Karie Willyerd & Barbara Mistick. These points encouraged me to think about where I see myself in my career. The book is broken down into five parts, today I would like to share with you the parts that resonated with me in the hope that it may trigger your thoughts on what it means for you, and how you will future proof yourself for tomorrow.


“It’s time to stretch yourself” (as scary as this sounds, it can also be motivating)

·         Reach beyond your capabilities of today to be ready for tomorrow.

·         Expand your skillsets.

·         Be relentless and resourceful in pursuing your career goals.


Food for thought:

·         It’s all on you - If you want to become a leader it is even more on you. Learn to fly, be open. Embrace engagement and development.

·         You need options- One size doesn’t fit all, build a diverse network, and be greedy about experiences.  

·         You have dreams – Bounce forward. Explore ways to move forward, achieve and celebrate your goals.

If you want to skip to the end of the book, make sure you rest your eyes on the below top ten capabilities of tomorrow:

Top Ten Capabilities

  1. Functional Excellence
  2. Emotional Intelligence
  3. Personal advocacy
  4. Cross – Cultural Dexterity
  5. Geek acumen
  6. Virtual Collaboration
  7. Entrepreneurial spirit
  8. Creative problem solving
  9. Leadership


So as quoted by George Crane;

“There is no future in any job. The future lies in the person who holds the job!”

If this piece has stirred your curiosity and you want to delve into more click on the below link to the details of the book.

STRETCH – Future Proof yourself for tomorrows future – By Karie Willyerd & Barbara Mistick




about the author

Marie Murphy - Operations Coordinator

Marie Murphy is the operations coordinator for Skout Solutions.


  • 22/12/2017 Sandeep Hampalle
    It is really excellent article thank you so much publishing this

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