The World is Flat

The World is Flat
In my time, I’ve seen and heard many presentations, many of which are memorable. I want to share one such presentation on a recent workshop that started with “The World is Flat”.

If you want to get people’s attention when presenting, then a great way to do this is to open with a thought-provoking statement. The presenter then went through a classic presentation on her view of the changes that she had noticed since she started in the world of work.

She even used a great model to do this:

In her case, Nigeria is now a democracy having been in a military dictatorship. People want to be consulted more on the issues that affect them.
Oil has transformed the economic landscape for her country, both now and in the future.
40% of the population are aged 25 and under, the implications for jobs, resources, and the social fabric of Nigeria are still being digested.
The Internet has revolutionised communication around the world. Nigeria needs to deliver accessibility for all to reap the rewards of higher productivity this could bring.
Managers are becoming more and more held to account through the courts when they do not adhere to employment, health & safety legislation, for example.
An environmental disaster in Nigeria is now a disaster for everyone on the planet. Why?

Because it seems that the world is flat!

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About Mervyn Murray

International Leadership and Organisation Development Professional. Using a coaching style to support you every step of the way. Inspirational event speaker and father of 2.
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