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Adapting to Change: The Impact of Youth and Technology on the Global Enterprise

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Slides from a talk given to South African business executives in large industrial organizations. My goal was to shift their attention to the changing landscape of technology and people management, due to the high adoption of social media (i.e. Web 2.0) platforms by today\'s youth.

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Adapting to Change: The Impact of Youth and Technology on the Global Enterprise

  1. Adapting to Change: The Impact of Youth and Technology on the Global Enterprise
  2. Sheraan’s Desk
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  5. EMAIL & IM BLOGS WIKIS SOCIAL NETWORKS Isn’t that obvious?
  6. GMail – Web 2.0’s first killer app? (source: gmail.com)
  7. Blogging – read or write life (source: tylerreed.co.za)
  8. Wiki – many authors, one site (source: engineering.wikia.com)
  9. Facebook– SA’s #1 social network (source: facebook.com)
  10. “ The United Nations defines ‘ youth ’, as those persons between the ages of 15 and 24 years” (source: www.un.org/youth)
  11. 250,000 joining per day Over 100 million users (source: CNET News)
  12. of time online spent on social networks 1/3 (source: The Guardian)
  13. NOT JUST GEEKS!
  14. (source: Chartered Management Institute & Ordnance )
  15. (we’re used to information abundance and attention scarcity ) (sources: answers.com, google.com, wikipedia.com
  16. “ This generation thinks differently, behaves differently and is already starting to demand, aggressively, big changes in the way society, business and individuals interact. Is your workplace prepared for the changes?” – CIO Insight Magazine
  17. WEB 2.0 OFFICE BAN ?
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  19. (source:. Telindus)
  20. “ Toughest generation to manage. ” (source: Atlantic Associates)
  21. “ Social networking penetration with teens close to 100%. ” – Ad Age 2007
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  23. Bob Kahn (Co-founder, The Internet) Me (Lucky Techie)
  24. SA isn’t alone. Orkut (Brazil’s top social network) is banned at work , too.
  25. (source: Le Monde)
  26. CULT URE YOUTH ARE GROWING UP
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  28. IT department worried?
  29. (source: pbwiki.com)
  30. Work from anywhere. (And stop flying so much)
  31. (source: KPMG Economist Intelligence)
  32. SHIFT ! TECHNOLOGY PEOPLE
  33. “ It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most adaptable to change. ” - Charles Darwin
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  35. Technology Evangelist (images licensed from www.istockphoto.com)

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