Empower Employees to Embrace the Future
Undoubtedly, the biggest threat to the survival of companies today is COVID-19. The epic challenges businesses face include remote workforce continuity and culture, technology upskilling and reskilling, and keeping up with the pace of innovation (which has increased exponentially due to the pandemic, shocking even the most well-prepared organizations).
But there is another crippling crisis companies face, bubbling beneath the surface of every interaction and initiative -- employees who feel unprepared for (and often overwhelmed by) the post-pandemic, technological future. According to new research by World Economic Forum, more than half (54%) of working adults fear for their jobs and the future. Research also shows there is a significant relationship between fear of COVID-19 and fear of “the future of work.” And, as we all know from our own personal experiences, anxiety about the future can cause stagnation and block innovation!
Now, here's the good news...
Tech 2025 has been giving professionals the tools to understand, strategize and embrace the future since 2017. And we can do the same
for your workforce.
The good news is, despite their anxieties about the pandemic, research shows that most employees want to learn about emerging technologies and how they will impact the future of business and society at large. They want to actively participate in (and benefit from) creating that future! We've seen this first-hand, over the past three years, at over 100 technology think tanks and workshops we've hosted with people from all walks of life (across all levels of technical expertise).
Over the years, we’ve helped thousands of professionals to learn about the power and potential of emerging technologies and the disruptive changes (positive and problematic) that will happen through the year 2025, by giving them engaging content, context and a diverse community necessary to inspire them to push beyond their comfort zones and to proactively develop a strategic roadmap to the future. In the process, they gained confidence, crucial power-skills and foresight!
How can we help your organization prepare employees for the technological future?
By giving them our unique and highly engaging learning experiences, virtually.
POST PANDEMIC INNOVATION
Playing the long game.
In the face of a catastrophic global event like a pandemic, it is easy to become hyper-focused on solving the urgent problems of the present at the expense of developing a strategy that ensures success in the long-term future. It can be argued that short-term thinking is what caused many organizations to be woefully unprepared and falter during the earliest phase of the pandemic.
The pandemic has made this much very clear: if companies are going to successfully weather the coming turbulence from emerging technologies, market forces and geopolitics, they will need to have a “future-focused” workforce that maintains current systems while simultaneously preparing for both technologies and jobs that don’t yet exist! This means managers will need to understand the skills and goals their employees have today, the ones that are emerging, and those that will be needed in the future.
And, considering the pace of change, HR and business management leaders need to give employees the tools to shift from short-term thinking, to future-focused thinking as soon as possible.CLICK HERE TO VIEW AGENDA
At Tech 2025, we teach people how to play the long game. Our Post-Pandemic Innovation programs focus specifically on the world after the pandemic. Assuming, as experts have projected, that the pandemic will likely be over or significantly under control by the year 2022, our employee engagement and learning programs focus on what our world will be like (work, society and, of course, emerging technologies) from mid-2021 to 2025. The focus of our content is always on people first and never just about technology solely. The emphasis is on new paradigms, new ways of thinking, pushing people out of their comfort zones, helping each other to explore our potential, and new problem-solving strategies with a global perspective.
We offer professionals a forum for independent exploration and thinking to nurture their curiosities and interests in emerging technologies and the future in the context of the broader world. Giving employees a platform to express their ideas and interests, and bond with coworkers, without feeling judged is crucial to growth and building confidence in an increasingly uncertain world. Through the feedback we receive from participant surveys on engagement, companies will discover employee skills, talents and interests for emerging technologies and concepts.
Skills Acquired in Our Programs Include: advanced communications and negotiations, interpersonal skills and empathy, leadership and management, entrepreneurship and initiative-taking, adaptability and continuous learning skills and problem solving.
"In the modern era where work is changing rapidly, we assert that the presence of an interest-gap is just as problematic as a skills gap. When work changes, organizations need people who are interested in what’s changing and must place individuals in front of what’s happening. Even the most highly skilled individuals cannot be motivated enough to tackle change without the right degree of interest. The principal source of this information should be the individual." -- (SAP, Building Future Capable Workforces)
The success of our programs is due to our consistent focus on three crucial elements:
Learning about emerging technology through the lense of real-world problems is the best way to understand the potential of technology and offers much-needed context. Participants learn how to ask and answer uncomfortable questions about tech, together, and why critical thinking is key to the success and ethical deployment of technology.
The most powerful weapon in overcoming fear of the future is continuous learning. We embed continuous learning into everything we do -- from MicroCourses, to industry research, to our informative newsletters. We help people to develop a personalized continuous learning plan to guide their tech upskilling journey.
You can't prepare for a future you can't see. Since our first event, we've created content and learning experiences based on future forecasts and research. We teach attendees how to identify future "technology tipping points," how to prepare for them, and how to identify and maximize opportunities in them.
5 Times We Accurately Anticipated Technology Tipping Points and Prepared People for Them!
Our Products and Services
T25 Think Tanks™
The virtual version of our popular live-event series, our T25 Think Tanks are highly engaging, 1-2 hour events where attendees learn about a particular emerging technology (or catergory of technologies) through the lense of real-world problem, based on current news events, that might happen in the future.CLICK HERE TO VIEW AGENDA
Moderated by our expert facilitators, employees are divided into teams to deliberate on a solutions and alternative outcomes. Together, groups literally figure out the future and present their ideas. Guest experts offer insights and feedback, and decide on the best group presentation. Our T25 Think Tanks facilitate : advanced communications and negotiations, interpersonal skills and empathy, leadership and management, entrepreneurship and initiative-taking, ethics, adaptability and continuous learning skills and problem solving. This is employee engagement with a purpose.
Essential learning for uncertain times, our Future-Ready MicroCourses give learners what they need to know now, to be prepared for the technological future with MicroCourses on the real-world applications of emerging technologies in business and society.CLICK HERE TO VIEW AGENDA
Future-Ready MicroCourses are perfect for these pandemic times when employees are overwhelmed with Zoom meetings. Short, focused and our MicroCourses facilitate fast, frictionless learning that's fun, and engaging. The format allows us to deliver highly engaging content that is up-to-the-minute relevant (based on current events, for example) and theoretical content that should be on their radar and part of their thinking when contemplating the future (new research, forecasts, etc.).
Our courses are great for professionals seeking to understand how disruptive technologies will change their work, how they can prepare for (and maximize opportunities from) these changes, and how to create a strategic roadmap for growth that will keep them ahead of the game, give them a competitive edge, and lead them into the future confidently and wisely. Our MicrCourses are not just about absorbing factual information, rather, we emphasize learning and re-examining current assumptions, values, methods, policies, and practices. It's about people first and not technology solely. We challenge learners to always ask themselves, "Who am I, what do I want, and what do I have to offer the world?"
CONSULTING & ADVISORY
Executive Management Advisory
Executives face extraordinary challenges today. Our team, lead by James Jeude, provides executives and management teams with strategic advisory including bespoke futures research and forecasts, organizational strategic decision-making, nextgen leadership development, technology ethics and rollouts, etc.
Our 2021 Program Themes
Creating a strategic roadmap to 2025.
"If you don't know how and what your employees are thinking about the future, your organization is flying blind."
-- Charlie Oliver (CEO, Tech 2025)
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