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In times of rapid change, the most adaptable thrive

We’ve heard a lot about the future of work that’s “coming”, but COVID offered an accelerated insight into what happens when the rules we take for granted no longer apply. Companies come and go all the time, sometimes entire industries disappear as new technology is developed or it becomes advantageous to shift offshore. And just because a company has been around for 100 years doesn’t mean there’s any guarantee that it will make it to the end of the month. The idea of one permanent job with one company is quickly becoming outdated in the modern economy. Careers are rapidly evolving in response. From one job with one company, to a richer combination of employment opportunities, side hustles, contracts etc.

Traditional Career

  • One job for life
  • Employer driven career paths
  • Moving up a career ladder
  • One job at a time
  • Engaged as an employee
  • Single source of income
  • Working in the office (and just compete with locals)

Career 3.0

  • Changing jobs every few years
  • Individual ownership of career
  • A career lattice
  • Many engagements concurrently
  • Flexible engagement types (contractor, interim)
  • Multiple streams of income
  • Work from anywhere (and compete with talent worldwide)

Allaran helps individuals and organisations adapt and thrive in the future of work

Zoe Piper

Founder/Managing Director

Zoe has spent the past 20 years crafting a portfolio career at the intersection of industry, research and government, including:

– Creating/consulting to businesses that deliver social impact (her own ventures include manufacturing non-toxic paint and a blockchain-based provenance platform deployed in Asia)
– Serving as a Non-Executive Director/Chair of the Board for several organisations in the social enterprise/innovation space (including Young Change Agents, The Mill House Ventures and CBRIN)
– Advising government on policy development (with a focus on innovation and economic development)
– Building connections between industry and research (including developing a platform showcasing Australia’s research expertise)
– Mentoring start-ups and young professionals looking to proactively shape their careers

Building partnerships, solving complex problems and finding innovative ways to keep things moving forward are at the heart of what Zoe does best. Working on a diverse portfolio of engagements sees her regularly shift between boardroom discussions with senior leaders, on-the-ground training of micro businesses in emerging economies, deeply technical conversations with leading researchers, liaising with tradesmen on construction sites, pitching to investors, policy discussions with Ministers and more. This background allows Zoe to understand issues from multiple viewpoints and ensures she brings a unique perspective to any role she takes on.

Zoe is an experienced media commentator and speaker, regularly sharing her insights around how to thrive in the future of work.

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