A piece of research focuses on the relationship between innovation, change and employment prospects for the younger generations
Following change – if we could anticipate it even – is one of the key principles of good business. It is a question of appropriate culture, made up of the ability to combine novelty with experience, adaptation with past wisdom. This is a challenge for anyone, yet change is also an opportunity if you know how to get it right. And this especially for young people. Investigating how this – and the ensuing future – are seen specifically by the younger generations appears to be fundamental.
A thorough analysis in this direction was conducted by Luciano Monti (European Union Policies Lecturer at LUISS University and scientific co-director of the Bruno Visentini Foundation), and Roberto Cerroni (Head of the Research and Planning Office of the Bruno Visentini Foundation). The result of this research is condensed into “La percezione del futuro dei giovani tra nuove professioni e vocazioni territoriali” (The perception of the future of young people amid new professions and territorial vocations) which was recently published in “Amministrazione in cammino” (Administration on the way) by the Vittorio Bachelet research centre on public administration.
The reasoning of Monti and Cerroni starts with the observation that “as long as the digitalisation change is gradual, the markets will partially be able to respond. As soon as it speeds up too much, this will cause chaos and we run the risk of creating an army of winners and losers. The revolution under way that is transforming not just our economy, business models and production processes, but also the quality and quantity of employment, the skills and training of human capital, industrial relations and the same traditional patterns of employment relations”.
The investigation then sums up first the international debate around the topic of innovation and change in relation to human aspects; it then addresses the issue of governance of innovation seen as the role of economic policy for the “management” of change and the adaptation of human resources. Particular attention is then paid to new tasks and skills required for those working on riding the wave of innovation. The research then ends with an in-depth analysis of the approach of young people to the issue. “Regardless of the specific profession they will have in the future – it is stated – the new generations will have to have a greater propensity for curiosity, spirit of initiative and business culture.”
The perception of the future of young people in new professions and territorial vocations (The perception of the future of young people amid new professions and territorial vocations)
by Luciano Monti, Roberto Cerroni
“Amministrazione in cammino” (Administration on the way), November 2018