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 is tech the right career for you?

Jobs in the tech industry are expected to grow exponentially in the next few years. All companies, in one way or another, need to transform to keep up with the future of work. If you are planning to enter the job market soon, you may be considering one of the many opportunities in this field….


Why democratizing skills is the key to the post-pandemic economy

In ancient times, power in society used to rest with one individual, or an elite who owned more wealth. At some point, the Athenian Greeks started asking themselves who should rule and how that would work best….


Why Robots Won’t Steal Your Job

Science-fiction films and novels usually portray robots as one of two things: destroyers of the human race or friendly helpers. The common theme is that these stories happen in an alternate universe or a fantasy version of the future. Not here, and not now — until recently. The big difference is that the robots have come not to destroy our lives, but to disrupt our work.


How to bridge the skills gap between employers and workers

For many centuries, Laufenburg thrived as one whole city on the banks of the Rhine. Until the year 1801, when Napoleon ordered the diver become the new border, dividing the town in two. Since then, the Rhine has separated the Swiss and German Laufenburgs…


COVID-19: Why we must take the widescreen view of workforce uncertainty

The words “future of work” always bring to my mind an atmospheric science-fiction soundtrack. The unpredictable is going to happen! But then, those movies usually fall into two categories: We leave the cinema feeling hopeful and upbeat, or down and pessimistic with catastrophic images in our mind…

With lifelong learning, you too can join the digital workplace

When I had my first daughter, I spent a lot of energy justifying why I wanted to keep learning and growing in my job. I became more aware of women slowly giving up their career because of motherhood, or having problems coming back to work after a break…

5 ways to swim, not sink, as part of a ‘liquid workforce’

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” will always be a classic question for kids at family events. Whether “future you” turns out to be a teacher or a bus driver or an engineer, the expectation is that it will be only one role, as has always happened in history…

The next talent opportunity for the digital workplace? Neurodiversity

When I first met my former colleague Alex he told me he had difficulty writing and reading owing to his dyslexia. As his manager, I searched the internet for how to help the dyslexic workforce. It was a mistake – I was focusing on his weakness. After some months, I discovered Alex has above-average capabilities in reasoning and that, in all likelihood, these are related to his dyslexia…

AI-driven companies need to be more diverse. Here’s why

As a Spanish woman, I used to meet my friends for dinner at 10pm. I thought that was the perfect time to make the most out of a day. Fast forward to today, after living in Amsterdam, working in an international environment and settling down in Germany, I would never organize a dinner so late. I firmly believe it makes more sense to eat earlier…

Four Ways A New Virus Will Disrupt Our Lives For Good

I like to plan: my holidays, my job, my life. “I love it when a plan comes together” as if I were part of the iconic A-Team. However, life brings us surprises…

Is AI taking your job? Here is a 5 step strategy to unlock your full potential

Future jobs will be more fulfilling thanks to AI. Are you ready for reinventing yourself?

No limits agile mindset: our interpretation of enterprise organisational agility

Agile was originally focused on software development, and so are its values and principles. It is also targeted towards teams based in the same location. Being a mindset and not a framework, and bringing so many proven benefits, why should we limit this mindset to a specific team? Why should we not apply it to different areas, or to the whole organisation?…

These 3 personal factors influence how digital you are. Age? Not one of them

What are the personal factors that influence how digital you are? Which one is not? And what can you do about it?

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