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15 December 2017

Futureproof – how to get your business ready for the next disruption

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In the past, it was the commonly held belief that the CEO had to have the far-seeing, all-knowing vision to set the strategy. Yet, in today’s muddied and fast-changing world, that is no longer feasible. Bosses cannot know everything that is happening. With disruptive technologies, there is much to take responsibility for. A lack of it will certainly cause ineffectiveness but, through the impact of the technology, it could also create significant problems for others. This extract from the book, “Futureproof – how to get your business ready for the next disruption”, by Minter Dial, gives some invaluable career tips for IT and other professionals, looking to futureproof their careers.

Table Of Contents

  • Taking responsibility for learning. We either take responsibility to learn or we miss out. People must get into a mode of continuous learning, so they develop muscles in self-development.
  • Taking responsibility for developing an online presence. The maintenance of one’s online presence is the individual’s responsibility and, arguably, cannot be delegated to a third party without the risk of being revealed as inauthentic.
  • Taking responsibility for ethics. Each person must take responsibility for their own behaviour and ethics.
  • Taking responsibility for security. Each person ought to be in control of their own data, know what is distinctly important and understand the risks.