woensdag, november 27, 2013

Trends 2014

Quotes van de trendwatchers

De TrendRede 2014 is samengesteld door 12 toonaangevende trendwatchers. Hieronder van elk een quote op basis van de TrendRede 2014.

“De maatschappij moet leren van de natuur en gaan denken en handelen als in een ecosysteem met vertrouwen als een van de belangrijkste valuta.”
Christine Boland, trendanalist en consultant Trends & Mindsets

“We maken de omslag van mensen die structuren dienen naar netwerken die mensen dienen.”
Tony Bosma, futurist en trendwatcher Extend Limits en partner Ordina

“In 2020 geen verspillende overheid, geen crisis. Overheid 2.0 steunt de Doe-Het-Zelf burgers. Deel & Doe-Het-Zelf economie = nieuwe welvaart!”
Marcel Bullinga, futurist en trendwatcher Futurecheck

“Zoveel mogelijk ‘likes’ verzamelen? Onderzoek geeft aan dat mensen zich eenzamer voelen naarmate ze meer Facebook-contact hebben.”
Goos Eilander, marktonderzoeker en directer Trendbox

“In 2025 bestaat 50% van de werkzame bevolking uit ZP’ers. En de sharing economy is goed voor 50% van het BNP.”
Ronald van den Hoff, trendstrategist en mede-eigenaar Seats2meet.com

“De sociale revolutie: In plaats van individuen die samenvloeien in het geheel, gaat in de toekomst het geheel rondom het individu vloeien.”
Tom Kniesmeijer, toekomstpsycholoog Tom Kniesmeijer Strategie

“We gaan via de huidige ‘Transitie Economie’ (=recessie) tot 2020+ van een Groei Economie naar een Balans Economie.”
Richard Lamb, trendstrateeg en futuroloog, Bureau Trendwatcher.com

“NL is’n topbaggeraar, maar zelf dichtgeslibd door regels. Opschoning is noodzaak voor’n frisse kijk op actuele problematiek.”
Norbert Mirani, trendstrateeg, Science of the Time

“Leukeloosheid is de nieuwe levendigheid. Wanneer het allemaal leuk moet zijn; wie doet dan de leukeloze, maar noodzakelijke projecten?”
Carl Rohde, academisch trendwatcher, Science of the Times

“Een nieuw tijdperk vraagt om dwarsverbanden, dwars door kleilagen heen, en schijnbaar onmogelijke verbindingen tussen verleden en toekomst.”
Hilde Roothart, trendonderzoeker en oprichter Trendslator

“De 20ste eeuw was top-down, maar de 21ste is behalve bottom-up ook horizontaal. Het gaat dan ook om het netwerk en de kracht van connecties.”
Farid Tabarki, trendwatcher en oprichter Zeitgeist

“Systeemelastiek is nodig om structuren en regels op te rekken! We moeten meer ruimte maken voor een circulaire samenleving.”
Marie-Lou Witmer, merk- en trendstrateeg Witmer Consultancy

“We moeten ons openstellen voor wat er écht toe doet. We zullen nieuwe verbindingen moeten maken en oude structuren moeten doorbreken.”
Renée de Bruin en Loes van Eerd, studenten Fontys Academy of Creative Industries

http://www.trendwatcher.com

zondag, november 24, 2013

Here are 10 fields that are likely to flourish in 2020

1. Data crunching.

The era of big data is just getting started, with many firms eager to tap vast new databases to gather more info on their customers, their competitors, and even themselves. The challenge isn’t just crunching numbers; it’s making sense of them, and gaining useful insights that can be translated into a business edge. Marketing and market research are two growing fields where the use of data is exploding.

2. Counseling and therapy.

There’s now widespread recognition that mental health is as important as physical health, which is likely to increase demand for professionals in this field. The BLS expects the need for marriage and family therapists, as one example, to grow 41 percent by 2020.

3. Scientific research.

New technology will continue to generate breakthroughs in medicine, manufacturing, transportation, and many other fields, which means there will be strong demand for workers schooled in biology, chemistry, math, and engineering. Some areas that show particular promise: biotechnology and biomedicine, nanotechnology, robotics, and 3D printing, which allows the manufacture of physical products from a digital data file.

4. Computer engineering.

A lot of software development is done overseas these days, but the need for high-level computer experts able to tie systems together is still strong. In finance and investing, for instance, high-speed computing is increasingly a prime competitive advantage. And most big companies will need networks that are faster, more seamless, and more secure.

5. Veterinarians.

Pets are more popular than ever, and some of them get medical care that’s practically fit for a human. The BLS expects the need for vets to rise 36 percent by 2020.

6. Environmental and conservation science.

Making better use of the planet’s resources will be essential as population growth strains existing infrastructure. Green energy, despite some political controversy, still seems likely to boom. Developers need more efficient ways to heat and cool buildings. And dealing with global warming may require new technology not even on the drawing board yet.

7. Some healthcare fields.

It’s well-known that the aging of the baby boomers will require more caregivers in many specialties. Some healthcare jobs tend to be low-paying, with a lot of workers flocking to what are supposed to be “recession-proof” fields. And the need to lower overall healthcare costs could pinch some doctors, hospital workers, and diagnosticians. But demand should be strong for nurses, optometrists, audiologists, dentists, physical therapists, and some doctor specialists.

8. Management.

The boss earns a lot for good reason: His job isn’t as easy as it might seem. Effective management in the future will require basic business knowledge plus the ability to oversee operations in many locations and countries, and some technical know-how. Anybody who can improve a unit’s performance while lowering costs should rise quickly. The BLS and IBISWorld also expect growing demand for some support fields such as human relations, benefits administration, and event planning.

9. Finance.

The movement and management of money is technically complex, and integral to most companies. Plus, nontraditional investing firms such as hedge funds and private-equity firms are likely to grow as the traditional banking sector complies with new regulations and reins in risk-taking. That means there will be more need for finance experts. There may even be a shortage as students once interested in finance veer into other fields, turned off by the 2008 financial crisis and the vilification of banks.

10. Entrepreneurship.

It’s often overlooked, but the need for innovators running their own businesses could be more important than ever in 2020. Forecasters expect strong growth in traditional businesses such as used-car dealers, hair and nail salons, pet grooming, and office services, which means anybody able to come up with better, cheaper ways to serve customers will reap a windfall. Technology startups will no doubt keep changing the way consumers work and live. And nobody really knows what the next iPad, Twitter, or Pinterest will be—except, perhaps, some entrepreneur who’s dreaming about it right now. He or she may have a bigger impact on life in 2020 than anything the forecasters see coming.

http://money.usnews.com/money/careers/articles/2012/09/10/10-businesses-that-will-boom-in-2020

The 10 Best Jobs

1. Registered Nurse
Nearly 712,000 nurse positions will need to be filled by the year 2020, but this always-large field is a competitive one. To distinguish yourself from other nurses seeking employment, veer away from hospital care and look to rehabilitation centers, community clinics, and schools.

2. Software Developer
This profession offers a perfect storm of factors for our ranking: ample projected growth, a strong job satisfaction score, and a palatable salary range.

3. Pharmacist
Pharmacy students must undergo extensive training before entering the profession. But its No. 3 placement proves that the hard work is worth it to most: This profession has excellent job prospects and one of the highest median salaries of The Best Jobs of 2012.

4. Medical Assistant
Our No. 4 pick, medical assistant, requires very little formal training and has one of the lower average salaries on our list. But it’s also one of the fastest growing, and you could use the skills you learn in the field to advance in the profession.

5. Database Administrator
Prospective DBAs should earn a bachelor’s degree in computer science or management information systems, followed by a master’s in business administration. The Labor Department projects 30.6 percent employment growth in the position from 2010 to 2020.

6. Web Developer
A Web developer will need at least a bachelor’s degree to land a job. These professionals use their knowledge of applications and HTML code to create visually appealing, intuitive, and organized Web content.

7. Computer Systems Analyst
Like a technically oriented project manager, computer systems analysts often serve as a liaison between the needs of the client and the financial and technological capabilities of a company

8. Physical Therapist
This profession’s comfortable salary and good job prospects help earn it a spot on our list. But it also ranks well thanks to a nearly 40-percent increase in therapist positions projected by the year 2020.

9. Computer Programmer
A newly minted computer programmer might just have an associate’s degree and not a bachelor’s degree, which is the minimum requirement for other technology careers on our list. The job ranks among our top 10 for its strong job satisfaction numbers, competitive average salary, and excellent job prospects.

10. Occupational Therapist
These highly trained professionals treat patients with mental, physical, developmental, and emotional disabilities to help them learn to function independently. The Labor Department predicts this profession will grow by 33.5 percent between 2010 and 2020.

http://money.usnews.com/money/careers/slideshows/the-10-best-jobs

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donderdag, november 21, 2013

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