RICS Futures: our changing world - have your say!

A new RICS initiative investigating how widespread social and economic change over the next 15 years will impact upon the need to develop new skills and approaches to developing technological innovations has been launched. You can find the insight report and more information on the RICS website here: www.rics.org/uk/the-profession/rics-futures/

The following six actions have been highlighted for review and CIfA will be providing feedback to RICs in the next few weeks. If you have any thoughts on the actions, we would welcome your comments by the 8 June. Please email Amanda Forster (amanda.forster [at] archaeologists.net) with your views.

Six actions to meet future challenges:

  • Winning the war for talent: Support employers in attracting and retaining a more diverse talent pool to run the businesses of the future

  • Having ethics at the heart of what we do: Promote education and standards that foster ethical behaviour within our sector

  • Embracing technology and data: Develop strategic alliances with companies and organisations at the forefront of technological innovation, and advise professionals on how to integrate into and benefit from these new ways of working

  • Creating successful and sustainable cities: Improve city management by using professional advice to help leverage finance for development and incorporate all aspects of sustainability into land use planning and procurement practices

  • Take advantage of new opportunities: Create a more dynamic profession that can respond to changes in the market and the wider society it operates in

  • Developing stronger leadership: Build a credible voice with government for the land and built environment sector