A concept, "planned happenstance" by John D. Krumboltz, suggests us the importance of engaging in a variety of interesting and beneficial activities. Because we can benefit from unplanned events by acquiring learning skills. As a career counselor, I should assist clients to generate, recognize, and incorporate chance events into career development.
The Shift by Lynda Gratton is an interesting book. Yes, I agree that the future of work is already there. Japan work ways are changing. Three unique Japanese management styles, such as Life-time employment, seniority wage system, and corporate union, have gone with the collapse of bubble economy in the 1990s. I think our Japanese are searching for new ways of working. More variety of working styles will be acceptable in the near future. In my case, I have created my career path like calyon tree as my heart dictated for the past fifteen years.