Future of Work: The Nouveau Occupationalism


Future is about technology. Technology is about saving humankind from the daily grinds. Work is about our body moving boxes now replaced by robots. Thinking is about our mind on how to figure out what to put inside such boxes and why.

Future calls for entrepreneurial mindsets. Future economies now critically need business mindedness. All such transitions require entirely different mindsets to ensure long-term freedom from cubicle and liberation from the academic mindsets. Therefore, Nouveau Occupationalism starts a new age of understanding brand new respectable occupations to lead us into the new future.

This is not new; a century ago, a whole world of horse riders became car drivers, half century ago, cowhands became data-entry and quarter century ago, everyone went mobile and now gone remote. Within the next 1000 days, the emergence of shocking brand new models of enterprise structures, new measurements of productivity, value creation and innovative performance will emerge. Extreme upper layers of high quality of mental performance, human ingenuity, entrepreneurial thinking hover over mass replication and robotization supported by new occupational lifestyles to drive the economic engine.

Governments across the world and their already mandated Ministries to foster economic growth will require special capabilities to mobilize, deploy and to differentiate the bureaucratic and accountancy mindsets. Adaptability to dramatically different out of box entrepreneurial mindsets but also require a distinct handle on global exportability on all fronts. Ignoring national mobilization of entrepreneurialism on digital platforms of exportability will be extremely difficult when micro-businesses models on ultra technology start micro manufacturing and micro-exports. Observe how they will become the only justifiable development cause and identifiable as foreign exchange suction mechanisms creating new bloodstreams of new funding resources for the nations.  

Post pandemic transformations are less about changing ‘saddles’ to ‘car-seat’ they are deeply about adjustments on personal behaviors juxtaposed to occupational values; the 400 days of prolonged isolation have finally created the needed bump on the head, search on the meaning of life is now in full focus. The doom and gloom of the economy needs a fuller grasp. Observe how sectors and regions approaching sunset where leadership with blurry visions in so many countries are only casting long shadows. Across the world, this is now emerging in slow motion like a new revolution on human productivity and real value creation; it is also struggling against the weights of collapsing empires at their slow rates of decline.  

“Time & Motion” studies of the last century have now morphed into
“Mind & Emotion” responses for the future.

Smart programming and innovations now increasingly overtake what once called ‘work’. Therefore, once laborious and repetitive moves now eliminated, isolated and left behind as residual ‘mind and emotions’ in search of optimization. If only human resource managements capable to decipher and adopt “soft-power-assets- managements as an overlay on ‘hard-assets-centricity” the residual of human-power is an extraordinary hidden wealth giving distinct and superior advantages to already “population-rich-nations” to expand unlimited trade in unlimited markets.

Soft power assets are the invisible assets; imagination, thinking, sense of design, creativity, risk-taking and entrepreneurialism. Today, across the world, there are easily some 100 million micro-medium or big industrial plants declared as hard assets, producing and only stacking up warehouses.  Under optimized, they are too often stuck for lack of soft assets management skills and ignoring hidden raw talents. Forbidden often they are, as an example, when a bicycle-manufacturing dynasty not allowed to either think or design drones but to remain strictly focused on hard asset centricity of the existing factory floor layouts and production models.

Time and Motion: why it was so revolutionary to measure how many physical movements were required to move a unit of work from point A to B and how much time it took and why? Why efficiency driven organizations did grow and left old industries in the dust?

Mind and Emotions: why is it so critical today to realize there is nothing to move, no unit of work and no point A to B. What are in front now are the extreme complex units of work but moving in million multi-directional formats across the global automated and digital platforms in a timeless fashion. This is neither about IT, AI or VR or Ecommerce.  This is about an entrepreneurial mind assembling a jigsaw puzzle.

Why hard-assets-centricity, hard work and hard-education and certification based organizational models are at serious risks against ‘soft-power-assets’ based smart work and global age fluidity with practical understanding are the new drivers in the seat. 

Firstly, are we really liberated or just prisoners of our own mind? 

When futurism is creating worklessness due to automation, business education creating mindlessness due to disconnect with global-age, while economies are raising homelessness for lack of entrepreneurial mindsets upskilling of frontline teams and political leadership performances only increasing restlessness of citizens due to disconnection with global competitiveness, suddenly, critical thinking becomes mandatory. Study Expothon strategy on Google

Occupation is an all-encompassing socio-economic and national productivity issue. It is not just about jobs, as jobs in basic economic terms are assembly line workers. This is all about discovery of hidden talents and maximization of productivity. During the industrial age, there was neither ‘software’ nor ‘software programmers’; the terms never existed. Observe how people gravitated to brand new technologies and shined to become legends. Future is about national mobilization of midsize economy on digital platform of upskilling and exportability, study more on Google

This is also not about Artificial Intelligence or lifelong coding for each citizen. Study why Artificial Intelligence is Artificial Ignorance, and to force and expect national citizenry to code as occupation is like asking all national citizens to become Sumo Wrestlers. The art of understanding public mind of the nation is not an academic exercise dictated by Human Resources curricula, designed to contain workers obediently during bureaucratic eras, but rather entrepreneurial mindsets to liberate and allow unlimited potential in undiscovered and unearthed innovative achievements to create solid real value creation economies to ensure grass roots prosperity. New normal world is far and far away while restless citizens are already ready to march.

Post pandemic recovery will only create a Hyper-Transformative-World, the ‘Mind and Emotions’ optimization will save economies and advance with mobilization of entrepreneurialism as going silent, the already old broken models littered across the world. Work of the future is now in hands of Nouveau Occupationalism; where brand new occupations, titles and job descriptions redefine and match talents with tasks and make the world of human resource management try to reinvent human-productivity once again. While most mindsets are scared, only the entrepreneurial-mindsets work with all other mind-sets, study deeply and discover why?

The rest is easy

Naseem Javed
Naseem Javed
Naseem Javed, a Canadian born in a printing publishing family of small merchants, settled over two centuries surrounding the Red Fort in Chandni Chowk, Delhi, India. Educated and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, and arrived in Canada fifty years ago. He spent years at the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics and learned how to create and develop global-stature organizations and events. Acquired global experiences, serviced dozens of Fortune 500 companies as a senior advisor over 25 years, and learned how to commercialize, monetize, and popularize complex ideas globally. Later, in 2000, Naseem took a sabbatical when he noticed markets lost the art of value creation and adopted value manipulation when one million dollar turnover factories traded as 100 million dollar operations in stock exchanges. He took all his high-value knowledge and experiences, placed them in a shoe box, and almost free for the world's 100 million Small and Medium Enterprises. He developed The National Mobilization of Entrepreneurialism Protocols. The rest is history. Now highlighted as a corporate philosopher, the Chair of Expothon Worldwide, and recognized authority on new economic thinking, where the mobilization of small and medium business entrepreneurialism is tabled as the savior of already struggling economies. Expothon has been sharing weekly information with some 2,000 senior officials at the Cabinet level in around 100 countries for the last 50 to 100 weeks. The narratives are an open challenge to current economic development and offer pragmatic solutions and new thinking on mobilizing the untapped talents of the national citizenry. He is a world-class speaker and author, gaining global attention. https://expothon.com


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