The workplace as we know it is experiencing a dramatic shift in power from the company to the individual, says Peter Sheahan, a ‘Workplace Trends Expert’.
He says employees are being forced to fend for themselves when it comes to their career development and ‘workers are starting to customise their careers to better suit their lifestyles the way they customise their Gloria Jeans coffee’. Peter has developed six rules for surviving the new work landscape:
1)Recognise that change is constant and innovation critical
2)Overcome your own limitations in thinking and behaviour and accept that you are responsible for your own life
3)Build a recognisable personal brand
4)Establish relationships with people of influence
5)Deliver tangible results worth paying for
6)Position yourself on trend and achieve mastery in your area of expertise.