This engaging video from the New Brunswick school district outlines the cultural and technological changes the New Brunswick school districts are considering to improve the way they deliver education to the next generation of children. What I like most are the observations that kids are increasingly becoming productive members of society earlier in life. Whether it’s through profit-driven businesses (that are more entrepreneurial than the paper routes or lemonade stands of yesteryear) or through community service, children are putting their skills to use before they’re even out of elementary school.
The question nagging at me is how are our organizations preparing to leverage the potential of these kids? “Traditional” business processes, hierarchies, and bureaucracies aren’t going to fit the needs of the next generation. Remodeling the way we do business now is essential to recruit, retain, and employ the future generation of the workforce.
What is your organization doing to modernize and become more agile?