Here are some articles and blogs we have read recently:

Forbes: Workplace Changes are Accelerating

“I write regularly about the changing American workplace, and how Millennials and workers under 30 fit into that workplace. Like all cultural institutions, our workplaces are ever-evolving, gradually shifting to make room for new expectations, ideas, and establishments.

Though you probably notice some of these changes as they start to affect your own career, it’s mostly up to analysts to take a step back and identify exactly what changes are rolling out, as well as how and why.

Change is to be expected, unfolding at a constant rate as new generations replace old generations, and as old ideas become obsolete. But here’s the thing; in today’s world, change isn’t unfolding at a constant rate—it’s unfolding at a faster and faster rate. The rate of change in today’s workplace is accelerating, and if you aren’t prepared, it could dramatically impact your career.”

Read the complete article here.

 

HBR: Why the Lean Start-up Changes Everything

“But recently an important countervailing force has emerged, one that can make the process of starting a company less risky. It’s a methodology called the “lean start-up,” and it favors experimentation over elaborate planning, customer feedback over intuition, and iterative design over traditional “big design up front” development. Although the methodology is just a few years old, its concepts—such as “minimum viable product” and “pivoting”—have quickly taken root in the start-up world, and business schools have already begun adapting their curricula to teach them.”

Read the complete article here.