Thriving in the 21st Century

PRESENTATION NOTES

Page Content
2. Rate of Change; Three Labels for 21st C; Three Key Words; Three Key Drivers of Change
3. Technology: Technological Revolution
4. Three Key Drivers of Change – expanded
5. Thrivers in 21st Century
6. Generational Trend Characteristics : Boomers, GenX, DotComs
7. Our Changing Attitudes to Land
8. Century of the Pacific – expanded
9. Century of Healing – expanded
10. Century of the Feminine – expanded.

 

CONSIDER the rate of change. . . .

Every 15 seconds a new web site is launched

Every 15 minutes a new technology breakthrough occurs

Every 15 days a totally new product or service is born.


We choose from 127 kinds of bread.

We choose from 4 buttons on the toilet cistern.

We have a least 3 phone numbers.  Plus fax.

 

We are 3 seconds from anywhere with a phone line.

 

21stCentury : THREE LABELS:

  1. CENTURY of the PACIFIC
  2. CENTURY of HEALING
  3. CENTURY of the FEMININE (RIGHT BRAIN)

21stCentury : THREE KEY WORDS:

  1. Passion
  2. Responsibility
  3. Dignity

THREE KEY DRIVERS OF CHANGE :

  1. CONSUMER Driven Economy
  2. KNOWLEDGE Driven Value Shift
  3. GLOBAL TRADE Power Shift

and DRIVING ALL DRIVERS OF CHANGE :

  1. Technology
  2. Technology
  3. Technology !

We are in the 3rd Great Economic Revolution :

  1. Agrarian
  2. Industrial
  3. Technological

 

All political economic social & cultural life is changed by technology.

 

 

 

70 % of jobs in 2020 do not exist now

because

80 % of technology of 2020 is not invented yet.

 

THREE DRIVERS OF CHANGE : Expanded

1. CONSUMER Driven Global Economy

1770 – 1970s : Industrial Economy

PRODUCT driven

1970s+ : Knowledge Economy

becoming CONSUMER driven because of :

  • Globalism, Internet, information
  • Consumer expectations = excellence
  • Consumer knowledge
  • Consumer immediacy

2. VALUES shift

20th Century = Economic Rationalism

  • Profit driven
  • Profit before people & planet
  • Materialist tangible external values

    21st Century = Cooperative Capitalism

  • Profit & People & Environment & Culture
  • Government as administrators
  • Confucian influence
  • Intuitive + Rational thinking
  • Win – win – win trade
  • Alliances, partnerships
  • Holistic, spiritual orientation
  • Knowledge driven
  • Mom Power
  • Youth commitment

3. TRADE POWER relocation

19th& 20thC Nth Atlantic trade power

  • Two Trading Blocs: EU, NAFTA
  • Christian philosophy

    21st C Pacific trade power

  • Australasian : Japan / China / India / NZ
  • Largest consumer base
  • Pro production policies

    World Bank : 50% world wealth 25 yrs

    Confucian philosophy.


THRIVERS IN 21ST CENTURY

20THCENTURY : TODAY :
(= left brain / masculine paradigm) (= right brain / feminine paradigm)
   
Respond to change Envision, create change
Wealth driven Values driven
Do the thing right Do the right thing
Accept fate Create destiny
Control Facilitate
Work in the organisation Work on the organisation
Seek probable future: Seek preferred future:
= what will the future be = what should it be
= plan for prospective future = plan for possible future
   
Problem centred: Mission directed:
= problem solvers = create goals
= focus on existing problems = focus on positives
= use existing processes = create new processes
   
To create change: To create change:
= use fear = use hope
= use desperation = use inspiration
= go for win-lose = go for win-win-win
   
From 1950s Cowboy Culture: To 2020 Spaceship Culture:
= individualism = communitarianism
= independence = interdependence
= autocracy = democracy
= humanity against nature = humanity part of nature
= unsustainable production = sustainable production
= unsustainable consumption = sustainable consumption
= patriarchy = gender equality
= intercultural intolerance = intercultural tolerance
= interreligious intolerance = interreligious tolerance
= conflict resolution by confrontation = conflict resolution by negotiation
= reliance on defence = reliance on security
= reliance on rational intelligence = reliance on emotional intelligence
(Adapted from P Ellyard, Preferred Futures)  


GENERATIONAL TRENDS

Boomers :

GenXers :

DotComs :

(1945-60) (1960-75) (1975-90)
married/divorced single temporary pairing
empty nesters childless group socialising
retired/ part timers multicareers, SOHOs no careers, own path
downsizing everything mobile nfa renters parental home
set relationships Net dating Net relationships
sense of community global orientation: no commitment global identity
material status materialism assumed non status consumers
identity from job identity ephemeral identity from activity
medium term planning short term planning immediacy
travellers; homebodies varied lifestyles: wired wired
seek new safe experiences risk takers multichannelled
security conscious quick decisions multiactions
health conscious environmental values, personal journey planetary mission group focus
defer to authority deference to heroes temporary deference
love/hate change. expect, accept change. need, welcome change


OUR CHANGING ATTITUDES to LAND

20TH CENTURY : 21ST CENTURY :
SCIENTIFIC VIEW TRADITIONAL VIEW
Nature is wild, savage, wasteland Nature is holy, sacred, alive
Man needs to dominate Man spiritually within nature
Land is property to be commercially divided Land is origin and unity of life
Nature is source of exploitable commodities Man is responsible for harmony of nature
Man extracts all unilaterally Man reciprocates by giving back to nature
Violations made vague, uncertain by science Man’s violations of nature are of serious concern
Universe as mostly static physical objects Universe an elusive interplay of natural forces
Science will explain all eventually Nature not fully knowable by rational mind
Language is aggressive & manipulative Language is gentle & accommodating
Sense of separateness from other life forms Sense of kinship, empathy with all life forms
Sense of superiority over other life forms Each species has rich gifts & powers
Religious beliefs above nature Religious beliefs within and level with nature
Knowledge removed from, ignores experience Knowledge based on long life experience
Scientists agree on truths of natural world Natural world determines truths.


CENTURY OF THE PACIFIC :

Business Cultural Values
World trade power shifting to Australasia. Confucian values
·     50 % of world’s wealth by 2030 (World Bank) ·     influencing Christian values & philosophy
Trading Bloc : Australasian ·     same values as Feminine Paradigm, as follows:
·     Most powerful of 3 Blocs (EU, NFTA) Cooperation not competition
Consumer driven economy ·     teams, alliances, win-win
·     Largest number of consumers : 2.5 billion Individual responsibility, not society
Manufacturing industries ·     own future, own needs, own comforts
·     Huge labour force: keen, skilled, low wage Harmony with nature, not materialism
Australia leadership role ·     society & environment important, Triple bottom line
·     WA (Way Ahead) leadership role in region Balance of rational & intuitive thinking
Government deregulation ·      left & right brain together, science is not the only truth.
·     Business free-trade in global village  

 


CENTURY OF HEALING

To Move on from 20th Century ‘s :

Good News : Achieved major advancements in:

  • Agriculture
  • Aviation
  • Democracy, voting
  • Higher education
  • Literacy, numeracy
  • Medicine
  • Technology
  • Lifespan
  • Choices

Not so Good News : increase per population in

  • Poverty
  • Hunger
  • Homelessness
  • Crime
  • Family breakdown
  • Substance abuse
  • Violence
  • War, war damage ( 30 wars )
  • Loss of identity, of belonging
  • Loss of sense of community, sharing, caring.

Towards Healthy Sustainability :

  • Planet : biological, chemical, physical sustainability
  • Society : community, neighbourhood, family sustainability
  • Win – win – win : good for you, good for me, good for the planet

CENTURY OF THE FEMININE

Moving into the Feminine Right-Brain Paradigm :

21st Century Nature of Work

  • Team based
  • Project based
  • One-off alliances, consortia
  • Multi-tasked
  • Intuitive thought processes
  • Flat decision making
  • Leadership is skill based.

21st Century Employment

  • Mainly female jobs : services sector
  • Work close to home/ home based
  • Low Income jobs
  • Small businesses
  • Self employment
  • Contract work
  • Part time
  • Multiskilled employees
  • Average 5 Careers in life

Mindset of the Successful in 21st Century

  • Understand the Cluetrain Manifesto : http://www.cluetrain.com
  • Be consumer driven and passion driven
  • Much of the past has no future & much of the future has no past
  • Total responsibility for your life & career or business
  • Think outside the box – ask new questions, look for new solutions
  • Use multiplier effect, synergy : share resources, quests, ideas, risks
  • Ditch ego
  • Welcome the adventure of change.

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