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The Unemployment Trend

Posted on: April 7, 2011

As a few more positions are opening up, there is still a huge demand going against supply! There are still a large number of people unemployed and the jobs available are being overwhelmed by the number of applications they are receiving! Positions that take 2-3 weeks to fill are taking double or even triple the time! It is important to note though,that there is difference between unemployment in the western world and  unemployment in the rest of the world. There exists cultural differences, there also exists differences in management policies and execution strategies. For this i will emphasize on the western world crisis and in a future blog post will write about the rest of the world.

It has still been my emphasis ( especially in the western world )whether one is employed or unemployed, there are three major shifts that everyone will experience at one point if they haven’t already:-

  1. Outsourcing to places of cheaper more skilled labor your China and India
  2. Redundancy due to system installation and technology eg snail mail rather than email…….
  3. Automation due to again algorithmic repetitive work eg. the do it yourself software like  turbotax eliminating the services of a tax preparer…..(unless you have complicated taxes)

So in retrospect, what the ambitious employee will be forced to do is to start branding himself not necessarily to look different, but to take a proactive step and show case more precisely his right brained skills. The skills responsible for creativity,innovation emotion and so forth.

In his book “A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the FutureDaniel Pink outlines the new senses that one will need to stay relevant in the new economy. These are:-

  1. Design – Moving beyond function to engage the sense.
  2. Story – Narrative added to products and services – not just argument. Best of the six senses.
  3. Symphony – Adding invention and big picture thinking (not just detail focus).
  4. Empathy – Going beyond logic and engaging emotion and intuition.
  5. Play – Bringing humor and light-heartedness to business and products.
  6. Meaning – the purpose is the journey, give meaning to life from inside yourself.

You don’t have to wait to get on the chopping board! You don’t have to wait for your job to be outsourced. Right now easier than ever before you can start by communicating your brand little by little as a daily regimen! Show case what you do and don’t be scared of what people may think, the one’s interested are silently watching you!

Redefining Work

Lee Kariuki

I can be reached at admin@leekariuki.com or 2063077193

Asante! (Thank You)

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