Back when I was in my 20s and about to step into the “real world,” there was no discussion about working remotely or “wanting to be mentored.” I’m 41 years old now, but back in the ‘90s, there was a completely different set of expectations about work. You got smacked around. You paid your dues. You worked hard and didn’t expect your employer to give you “life advice” or guidance as to how you could climb the ladder faster. That’s what college was for—at least, that’s what employers expected it to be. But today’s workplace looks nothing like it did 20 or 30 years ago In some ways, the changes are obvious: working remotely, for example, being the product of today’s new digital landscape. In 2017, The New York Times reported that “43 percent of employed Americans spend at least some time working remotely.” Then, in 2018, CNBC reported that “70% of people … [Read more...] about 3 ways we can adapt to working in the digital age
Transformational leadership in the digital ageChange has never been as pronounced as it is now and more so in the coming years. The 4th Industrial Revolution, which is bringing forth technological developments in artificial intelligence, big data, cloud computing and others are disrupting all facets of work and life. A new cohort of consumers and workers, the Generation Z, those born after 1995, are coming into the fore as the true digital native, veraciously purchasing online which further spurs ecommerce. In this digital age, organizations need a new breed of leaders, transformational leaders, those who can champion all stakeholders through the tidal wave of transformation that’s happening all over. The term transformational leadership was coined by James V. Downton. It was further developed by leadership expert James MacGregor Burns in 2004. According to Burns, transformational leadership is visible when “leaders and followers make each other advance to a higher level of … [Read more...] about Transformational leadership in the digital age
With clocks relentlessly ticking and chimes melodically ringing, the Tick Tock Shop is not a quiet place.But that symphony — from desk clocks and wall clocks and cuckoo clocks and more — is lost on Jonathan Matsoncq, who has been around the repair and retail business since he was a kid running free in the shop his father opened."I don't really hear them anymore," he says of the sounds.David Matsoncq started the business in 1974cq. The shop has moved a couple of times as it has grown.David Matson moved with his family from his native Finland to the United States in the 1940s. He served in the Navy for four years, then went to watchmaking school before going to work at Hamilton Watch Co. in Pennsylvania. After that, it was back to the U.S. military — this time in the Air Force, where he served for more than 20 years.He worked on early computer systems — "the punch card kind," Jonathan says — at the now-gone Ent Air Force … [Read more...] about Clock wise: Colorado Springs’ Tick Tock Shop stays busy in the digital age
Updated at Thursday, 07 Mar 2019, 16:54 The Hanoitimes - Vietnam has been going through an exciting time of change with higher risk management standards and best practices adopted by the banking sector. In order to thrive in this digital age and with the adoption of Basel II, Vietnamese banks will need to assess their current data governance processes and adopt proper controls to raise their risk resilience, according to experts. Overview of the conference. Source: PwC Vietnam. This is increasingly important as more regulations are being established around the world to manage the complexity of the banking sector and new banking activities, stated industry experts at a conference discussing the “Future of banking” held in March 6. In Vietnam, banks are required to meet the requirements on capital adequacy ratio (CAR) following Basel II standards, scheduled for implementation on January 1, 2020, requiring significant improvements in the corporate governance … [Read more...] about Vietnam banks advised to raise risk resilience in digital age
Fake news, false reporting, disinformation, propaganda, lies. Call it what you want, but the phenomenon is as old as the concept of communication itself. In our digital age, however, the problem has become far more acute; social networks such as Facebook, Youtube and WhatsApp allow any information, authentic or otherwise, to spread instantly to people all over the world. The digitisation of disinformation has been blamed for skewing the results of elections and referenda and leading public opinion down the wrong path. So what needs to be done in Europe to minimise the problem? Euronews spoke with Chris Marsden, a lawyer and professor of media law at the University of Sussex in the UK. He, along with political scientist Trisha Meyer, presented the findings of a study they co-authored to The Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA), a branch of the European Parliament that organises discussions and forums on emerging and tech-led topics of political relevance (see more … [Read more...] about How can Europe tackle fake news in the digital age?