Mal Fletcher

2020Plus is a London-based think tank on social change and leadership innovation, helping business, communities and individuals to deal proactively with future change. Chairman: Mal Fletcher, social futurist & commentator, keynote speaker & broadcaster.

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We work to make sense of change; with research & comment on major social issues ranging from family & youth issues, to privacy, autonomy & more.   ›› Click here for more info.
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Unemployment Boot Camps - Bad Branding, Potentially Good Idea

Unemployment Boot Camps - Bad Branding, Potentially Good Idea Time, as always, will tell, but the UK government’s proposed new training programmes for unemployed young people may be a step in the right direction. If handled correctly, they may help to boost employability in some and self-respect in the majority of their participants. That is, as much as any government initiative can. The plans involve compulsory jobcentre classrooms across the country, where people aged 18 to 21 who are supported by the Jobseeker’s allowance will practise job applications and interview techniques. More importantly perhaps, each person will be assigned a coach, who will continue to work with them for the first six months of their unemployment, if it lasts that long. The Times todayclick here to read the full editorial
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Big Data, Big Collaboration, Big Wisdom

Big Data, Big Collaboration, Big Wisdom What do NASA, Lego and President Obama have in common? In their respective areas of leadership, they all demonstrated an early appreciation for the mass collaboration culture inspired by the internet. Some years ago, NASA started enlisting thousands of helpers it refers to as ‘Click Volunteers’.  These people, operating mostly from their personal computers at home, are playing a small but important role in building NASA’s information base. They help NASA map the surfaces of planets and the movement of stars through the night skies. Lego was at first wary of internet users who virally promoted their own peculiar reconfigurations of its Mindstorms robot kits. Gradually, the toy giant came to realise that these enthusiasts were ... click here to read the full editorial
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Recent Social Comments

››  Unemployment Boot Camps - Bad Branding, Potentially Good Idea

Posted on: Monday 17 August 2015

››  Cannabis Decision by Durham Police - Nonsensical

Posted on: Wednesday 22 July 2015

››  Future E-Toll Style Technologies Challenge Economy and Ethics

Posted on: Tuesday 14 July 2015

››  Extending Sunday Trading - Economics Over Ethics

Posted on: Wednesday 8 July 2015

Recent Leadership Editorials

››  Big Data, Big Collaboration, Big Wisdom

Posted on: Thursday 5 February 2015

››  Millennials - Your Most Valuable Resource

Posted on: Monday 13 October 2014

››  How to Create a Human Digital Culture

Posted on: Thursday 31 July 2014

››  How The Internet Has Changed Leadership

Posted on: Thursday 13 March 2014