Will the future of work expose incompetent leadership? The answer: not unless we change what we look for.
This article is co-authored by Lewis Garrad, Mercer Partner and Business Lead for Mercer’s People Science consulting practice and Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Chief Talent Scientist at ManpowerGroup.
If the popularity of TV shows like Altered Carbon and Black Mirror tells us anything, it’s that many people have a deep (and sometimes morbid) fascination with the future. Perhaps this is because thinking about the future is both useful and fun. It allows us to use our imagination while also engaging in some productive life planning. Practically speaking, thinking ahead is a good strategy to reduce uncertainty, make better decisions and improve our wellbeing because it helps to inform actions today that might improve our lives tomorrow.
Excuses for not dealing with today’s problems
This said, perhaps the reason many people spend a lot of time thinking about the future has more to do with procrastination: it is a useful activity to avoid dealing with the
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