The Workforce Revolution: Thomson Reuters Leading the Charge to Understand the Professionals We Serve
From Assembly Line to Assembled Knowledge
In the 1950s, the assembly line was a conveyer belt we gathered around, each employee with a single task and a hope for years of service to the same company.
The new assembly is about connecting information, continuous learning, evolving skills, critical thinking, technology, networks and communities of diverse thought and contribution. We will assemble and reassemble and no longer accept stasis. The new professionals will assemble their worlds around adaptability.
In addition, the new professional life is no longer a hyphened life. Life is the frame. There is no longer a conflict between values at work and values at home. Life is merged, and the new professionals are structuring their lives based on mission and values. And many more, due to the economy or necessity, are choosing to be entrepreneurs, opting to start their own businesses.
The rapidly changing landscape and the need for our businesses to create a culture that cultivates curiosity and innovation and learning will be essential for the strength of our companies and strength of our economies. The new professional will fundamentally change how we think about organizational development, advancement, contribution and teams. Current cultures will be challenged.
And fundamentally how we gather, disseminate and integrate information will be at the center of this shift. Knowledge will allow us to thrive. And the assembly of knowledge will enable our ability to invent, create, decide, and find cures.
This goes for all ages. This goes for both men and women. This goes for anyone entering the workforce, coming back in after a time away, or those in for 30 years. Thomson Reuters is as the forefront of understanding the new professional. To demonstrate this, we hosted a panel of leading thinkers at this week’s Aspen Ideas Festival. This is just the beginning of our exploration into the world of the new professional. Stay tuned for much more to come and tell us what you think? What defines the “new professional?” What opportunities and challenges does the new professional face? And what is needed to make the new professional successful in today’s ever-changing world?