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They are your future employees

Jon Husband offers a translation of Ils sont vos futurs employés relating to an article in English now behind the FT paywall. (FT take note: information wants to be free and will go through 2 iterations of language to get out into the world!). It’s a fascinating look at the cultural shift likely to arise from the arrival of digital natives in the workplace. Apparently according to Mark Prensky’s study

the life arc of a typical 21-year-old entering the workforce today has, on average, included 5,000 hours of video game playing, exchange of 250,000 e-mails, instant messages, and phone text messages, 10,000 hours of mobile phone use. To that you can add 3,500 hours of time online

… which has a profound impact on their approach to work…