Global Issues

Creativity is one of the most important job skills a worker will need in the coming Fourth Industrial Revolution, which will be driven by artificial intelligence and machine learning. Two other key skills – critical thinking and complex problem solving – are components of creativity. Read more to see why creativity ranks so high going forward. Read more →


Wondering what truly makes a good life? This recent TED Talk from Robert Waldinger, the Director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the most comprehensive longitudinal studies in history, boils it down to one clear message and three lessons to consider. Read more →


An original version of this article was posted on the Elcom blog last week including a link to the ‘3 Drivers of Change in the Modern Workforce’ eBook – highly relevant content and research for this topic. And I wanted to share more details including two video interviews, so here we go. Read more →


During the Sustainable Brands 2015 conference in San Diego, experts on a 'Sustainable Cities' panel discussed big issues and a few case studies around global brands building innovative partnerships with cities. They also shared how new, non-conventional partnerships are necessary and hinted of news to come that corporate sustainability teams would find useful. Learn more from Ford, Microsoft, Cisco Systems and more. Read more →


In May 2015, I wrote about a complex intersection between human motivation, digital, and sustainability that Elcom and Creatorbase are exploring. This is not an easy intersection to assess and navigate! It requires that you connect many relevant perspectives and focus where necessary for a particular digital and sustainability challenge and/or opportunity. We're laser focused and invite you to join our live webinar and conversation on July 22nd; use #WorkforceSuccess15 before, during and after the webinar. Read more →


I started tinkering with sustainable design back in 1985 when we created a consumer product that was sold in Office Depot, etc. At the time, I didn’t know we were actually practicing sustainable design. Fast-forward 30 years with some recent digital transformation work at various technology companies, mixed with some purpose-driven work via creatorbase and voilà ... Elcom and creatorbase are teaming to explore and share insights focused on human motivation, digital and sustainability. Read more →