If you regularly follow the Workforce Institute (WFI), you'll notice that we launched a new look this week. Â Since I began the WFI in October of 2007, a lot has happened. Â My employer, and WFI sponsor, Kronos has more than doubled in size to a 1.3 billion dollar company. Â We have a lot more employees (5200) in a lot more places around the world. The software industry has raced to the cloud, and Kronos has raced with it.
I've experienced a lot of changes personally. Â My then school aged children are now independent adults. Â My parents have died, and for better or worse I am the matriarch now. Â We made it through that catastrophic recession and still managed to put those two kids through college and pay off our mortgage. Â My husband of 32 years is still my best friend.
Life is good for Kronos and for me personally. Â And yet, we still need to evolve and keep up with the rapidly changing world of work around us. Â Mobile. Social. Internet of Things. Wearables. Flexibility - in where, when, and how long we work. Â Is the gig economy here to stay or the temporary state of Millennials who'd rather not follow their parents into a 9 to 5 lockdown?
These discussions will continue for as long as we work. Â And I'm pleased to say that the Workforce Institute is still here after 10 years and going strong. Â Thanks to Kronos for giving me this opportunity to write about topics I love and talk to so many interesting people.
Here's to the next 10 years!
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