A few weeks ago, we had the privilege of hosting a fantastic Meetup at the Collective Purpose space at Woolloomooloo. Despite it being a Monday evening, we were thrilled to see so many people brave the cold to come and join us.
The Meetup started around 6pm and there was a positively infectious energy going around as everyone started to get to know each other. We enjoyed some snacks, refreshments and pizza (of course) and everyone was encouraged to write down their thoughts on a few posters that we had put up on the walls.
After everyone got to know each other, our brains were simulated and we were ready to engage in thoughtful conversation. Hiam began the discussion by explaining how technology is disrupting the status quo. More importantly, she explored the impact of this on the nature of the workforce, workplace hierarchies and incentives. It was fantastic to see so many people contribute to the discussion and offer their professional and personal insights into the issue.
We also had a couple of people email us saying that they couldn’t attend the Meetup, however they were still interested in discussing the topic. Therefore, we started a #thinkchangegrow on our Twitter page where we were live-tweeting all evening to make sure that no one was missing out on all of the action! Hiam was super tech-savvy and started a livestream on our Facebook documenting all the events that unfolded throughout the evening.
By the end of the night, we were able to share our perspectives regarding the relationship between automation and jobs. We also ended with a thrilling game of Kahoot! where we were all confronted by some alarming statistics about how the workforce will change dramatically by 2030. It became clear to all of us that technological change is inevitable and that leaders and managers will play a very important role in ensuring that this change is integrated seamlessly into the workplace.
Overall, it was a very enjoyable evening and we are glad that we were able to share our thoughts with such an innovative group of people. It was inspiring to hear how passionate each person was about the future and we have no doubt that the future of work will be full of positive change.
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