In our previous post we set the stage for living in this new economy with a comparison to the pioneers who crossed our rugged country without the knowledge or skill sets needed to survive. Some learned fast and survived; others didn't and paid the full price losing all. Today in our 'new economy' we will either learn fast and adapt or face the same type of potential loss.
Here's some interesting insights fresh from the news. A recent economic study commissioned by Cognisco shows that a lack of investment in employees is threatening the ability of many leading industrialized countries to maintain global competitiveness in the post-recession economy. The study, entitled "Knowledge – The New Commodity," highlights that developed countries such as the US and UK are likely to face the biggest challenge due to a decrease in spending on knowledge development in response to the recession.
Contrary to what you may have thought or heard, imagination like creativity can be expanded, refined and monetized no matter what your age or background. Most of us are told to squelch or box up our imaginations starting in the early years of school. But they are not dead, just waiting to be turned on and focused into profit centers for your work world. Are you ready to awaken yours?