Lewis and his team at CHG come from a background of decades of experience working with industries in high stress environments, across the US and Europe. With this experience come some firm predictions for the future: Job Types. The workforce will change and become more inter-dependent with each other, and more employer/employee orientated. Open Workplaces will become popular. Mobility will become a dominant form of human work – part-time jobs, freelance jobs, and remote working.
Automation will be a much bigger part of the job – for instance the human surgeon will become completely computerized and replace the need for the surgeon. Self-Driving Cars will overtake the level of automation we have now, but the driver will still be required.
Kip has talked of places such as Austin and Round Rock. He has identified five key trends that have transformed our world: Technology-driven disruption is forcing businesses to re-evaluate their supply chain; Think Bigger and work at scale has never been more important; Business has never been more globalized; This year’s disruptive technologies are going to have a greater impact than 2016; Continuous disruption means being a disruptor and an innovator, and solving problems as they come up; In the last decade, access to capital and talent has gone from a privilege to a must, but the opportunities to access both have multiplied. ” This is our mantra as an industry. This isn’t about embracing change, it’s about being a change agent, and with that comes the risk of failure,” Lewis said.
At the end of 2018, Kip Lewis started making predictions about the future. Even in a turbulent market, he managed to offer some advice to business leaders with a positive outlook on the year ahead. It’s always easier to embrace change when things are going well, but that can be counterproductive. In the middle of a difficult moment, you may find that doing nothing is a better option than a potentially damaging move.
Kip Lewis noted, “I predict that your ‘extreme’ brand will be very different by 2020. We are currently seeing a lot of ‘extreme’ branding, meaning it’s blurring the lines between what defines the brand, and what defines your customers.” “The days of a brand being a window into what it is selling are being gone. Customers want more. We will see a lot more focused products with loyal customers and constant attention from brands.” Austin and Round Rock businesspeople have seen the changes.