The Professional Revolution is underway. The professionals leading the revolution have a new vision of work. Every professional wants to get results, but true fulfillment comes from much more than simply doing a good job. The new professional values work-life balance and job satisfaction as much as career advancement and a hefty paycheck. They crave social interaction with peers, as well as respect from them. And they appreciate getting a kind word from the boss for doing a good job.
14 Aug 2013Ryan Sheppard
This is all of critical importance as this group is the vanguard of value creation in the new global knowledge economy and therefore has significant implications not just from a business/employer perspective, but also from the broader perspective of public, economic and social policy.
These and other insights are revealed through our recently released research, “The Professional Revolution.” Want more detail? See the results from our poll.
Last Sunday, three days before my son Eli’s 6th birthday, I read an article in the New York Times’ Business section titled “No Six-Figure Pay, But Making a Difference.” The article focused on a non-profit called Venture for America that places smart, educated college graduates into a variety of situations, including cities that are at risk, start-ups, and entrepreneurial ventures. They are paid less than half of what they could be making in more traditional settings and companies. These young professionals are choosing to move to cities that may be unknown and companies just getting started. And they are thriving. There was a photo in the article of one participant’s notebook that stated, “My career is a choice that indicates my values.”
22 Jul 2013Robin Schribman
As I thought about our recent Thomson Reuters research on The New Professional, our global company, and my two small boys, I reflected on how proud I would be if they chose a career that matches their values, makes a difference, and contributes to a global marketplace. My older son wants to work at Thomson Reuters. Our research clearly articulates that professionals desire to bring their authentic selves into their work. They also want to work for a company that mirrors their values and are motivated by the ability to make a difference. To be purpose driven, socially and globally connected, and filled with the excitement of acquired knowledge.
In the Thomson Reuters Knowledge Exchange event titled “The New Professional”, Heidi Moore moderates a panel with Reid Hoffman, Deirdre Stanley, Susan Peters and Mark Penn about maximizing the knowledge and intellectual potential of your employees in a digital world.