What will working world look like in 2040?

Students come up with creative visions of future at annual competition
By Ian Hendry, Karen Gorsline and Ray Johnston
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/06/2012

Albert Einstein once said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”

One of the benefits of the Focus 2040 event — an annual student competition presented by the Strategic Capability Network (SCNetwork) and DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University in Hamilton — is being able to listen to the unshackled leaders of tomorrow share their outlook on the world of work.

Conformity is often the mantra of survival at organizations. “Drinking the Kool-Aid” necessitates adherence and adoption to the rules, regulations and culture of the organization. But students in the Focus 2040 competition are refreshingly unencumbered.