Lynda’s New Book: The New Long Life launches

Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott’s new book, ‘The New Long Life: A Framework for Flourishing in a Changing World’ launches on Thursday 28 May. 

Smart new technologies. Longer, healthier lives. Human progress has risen to great heights, but at the same time it has prompted anxiety about where we’re heading. Are our jobs under threat? If we live to 100, will we ever really stop working? And how will this change the way we love, manage and learn from others?

One thing is clear: advances in technology and longevity have not been matched by supporting innovations to our social structures. In our era of unprecedented change, we haven’t yet discovered new ways of living and working and that’s creating a growing tension between our traditional patterns of behaviour and the world in which we live.

Read more here and pre-order the book on Amazon. 

Financial Times article: Coronavirus has transformed work but risks snuffing out a creative spark

In this article for the Financial Times, Lynda explores the lessons learnt during the pandemic: how digitally agile we are, undisturbed routine is key to productivity, and we miss the social interaction most of all. She details how these lessons learnt will impact and adapt our near future to drive change.

Read the full FT article here.

Podcast: How Do Humans Fit into the Future of Work?

Lynda Gratton believes the human experience is fundamentally shifting. It’s moving away from the three-stage life of education, career, and retirement, and instead moving into what she calls a “multi-stage life,” whereby people learn, work, and relax over many decades, well into old age. On this episode, discover how Lynda sees the future playing out in discussion with NLI’s Co-Founder and CEO, Dr. David Rock.

Listen to the podcast here.

Future Focused: Addressing Forces of Change in Business Education

“One of the most interesting aspects of all this incredible technological change we see, is that the leader’s role has gone from being hierarchical, where they had all the information — and their job was in a sense to distribute that — to knowledge and information being shared freely across the organization.”

Watch the full interview with Lynda here.