MEGATRENDS - OUR WORK ON THE FUTURE
What influences our lives in the long term? To try and answer this question you have to look to the global megatrends that are gradually but effectively changing the lives of people, societies, companies and institutions and thus also the work-life-learn balance of each individual.
7 Mega Trends
At the aspire-group, we take our lead from the following seven mega trends:
THE KINDNESS ECONOMY
We are convinced that Mary Portas’ Kindness Economy approach is relevant for all of us. The economy must be "friendly" to us, to our planet and to our profit margin. From our point of view, access to good, sustainable education is crucial to ensure a stable income. Access to education is a powerful tool to reduce inequalities in the labour market by creating better access to quality jobs. As an organisation that makes a positive social impact with its products, it is important for us to show that we adhere to environmental and social principles.
Knowledge culture and connectivity are changing us and how we deal with information and the world in general. New forms of innovation and joint research are arising. More complex, unpredictable demands in the labour market and new, collaborative forms of knowledge acquisition focus on lifelong learning and soft skills.
We do not live to work, nor do we work to live any more. People are now reflecting on the meaning of work. Digitalisation is reshaping our working world, especially during the corona pandemic, and many of these changes are here to stay. The focus is now on the development of each individual's potential, which enables a more balanced life-work symbiosis.
Networking and the connectivity on which it is based is starting to make radical changes in society. Digital communication technologies are changing our lives as well as our socio-cultural codes, lifestyles and behaviour patterns. Networking skills and a holistic-systemic understanding of digital transformation are essential.
The coronavirus pandemic triggered a public debate about security on an individual, social and political level. Now we strive for security more than ever. Connectivity, always-on networking and globally available information have become survival factors. This requires resilience. The more there is to protect, the more knowledge and crisis-proof digital systems become decisive factors.
This is the first time in history that biographies have been able to unfold regardless of whether an individual is born as a man or a woman. Changing role patterns are causing radical change in the economy and society. The strong "I" is creating a new culture of pluralism.
The Silver Society
The global population in industrialised countries is becoming significantly older and staying healthy for longer. This opens up opportunities for new socio-cultural vitality. Future-proof companies are opting for diversity and thus for mixed-age teams and management structures. Lifelong learning is becoming essential. Older workers are strategically promoted, further qualified and work in innovative employment models.
WHICH MARKET DEVELOPMENTS ARE DECISIVE?
- The risk of long-term unemployment is here to stay.
- The re-skilling and upskilling of skilled workers is becoming increasingly important.
- Successful placement requires further screening and educational services.
- Digital skills are in demand at all levels and in all professions.
- The transformation taking place in the working world means more development and new qualifications are needed.
- There is sustainable growth taking place in the market for platform-based learning.
- International learning is becoming increasingly important.