230: Jon Tanner – Talent Trends and the Future of Work in Asia

230: Jon Tanner – Talent Trends and the Future of Work in Asia

 

Podcast highlights:

  • [06:45] The Asian talent Market is "equalising" says Jon Tanner. What does this mean?
  • [29:20] Are coworking spaces the future model of work? We look at the latest trends. Still an ongoing social experiment but it certainly benefits the movement of talent in Asia
  • [40:50] Talented employees want to build something, solve a problem, make a mark in some way - we refer to the case study of Chirayu Wadke from SeedPlus ex Google Silicon Valley talking about working on 10x projects

Podcast notes:

  • [00:05] Welcome Jon Tanner to Asia Tech Podcast Stories
  • [00:45] What are the big changes in the Asian talent market?
  • [03:10] What are the reasons why people are coming to Asia now? San Francisco, New York and London are potentially both pricing themselves out of the market and offering less opportunity for the most talented of employees.
  • [05:25] Bali Green School in Bali and Bali House in Canggu - mix, co-working, incubator, hospitality space. People are making some serious choices about their lives and careers today beyond their benefits package
  • [06:45] The Asian talent Market is "equalising" says Jon Tanner. What does this mean?
  • [10:25] Talented employees aren't focused on taking the highest-paying job in San Francisco anymore. A new generation of talent is seeking out something riskier, that makes Asia an interesting option
  • [12:20] Silicon Valley leads with regard to stories about role models which inevitably attracts people to the West Coast but the gap with Asia is closing fast. Asia is slowly discovering its own role models
  • [16:05] Could Jon see the situation where he could run Mitchell Lake from Bali and send his kids to Green School? We talk about the backstory of Steve Monroe coming into Ubud to found co-working space Hubud. Career paths are changing
  • [19:30] Do large IT companies need to rethink how they work with talent? Are they sending departments out into coworking spaces such as Hubud for the right reasons?
  • [24:00] Would this kind of remote work for a bank? What would the benefits of HSBC setting up in a coworking space be?
  • [27:20] Why did Jon suggest to his clients the idea of coming across and working in the same coworking space? What's it actually like sharing a coworking space with clients?
  • [29:20] Are coworking spaces the future model of work? Still an ongoing social experiment but it certainly benefits the movement of talent in Asia
  • [33:30] Which IT companies does Jon admire with regards to digital transformation? We look at who is leading the way in decentralizing the workspace
  • [36:25] The success or failure of digital transformation comes down to its mechanics: The backstory of Innovation Director of Intel China - Kapil Kane - and his battle in getting Intel to agree to build the accelerator outside their office. We also look at the Virgin group example
  • [40:50] Talented employees want to build something, solve a problem, make a mark in some way - we refer to the case study of Chirayu Wadke from SeedPlus ex Google Silicon Valley talking about working on 10x projects
  • [42:30] The sharing economy combined with changing attitudes towards the "stuff" of life means talented people who have choices aren't necessarily motivated by the things which our parents sought out like cars, job titles etc.
  • [44:55] Jon's thoughts on frontier markets such as Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand
  • [47:05] Does Jon see a lot of interest in recruitment coming from that Asia-to-Asia market?
  • [49:40] Thoughts on Asia as frontrunning global trends in the curation of workplace culture and talent
  • [54:00] Check out Jon Tanner at www.mitchellake.com