The structure of organisations is being remodelled, changing the nature of work. People are hired to do specialised project work, lead a team, and move on as the business needs change.
However, Deloitte research reveals that 92% of companies believe their organisational design is not working, yet only 14% know how to fix it.
We expect business model innovation in response to the changing nature of work and the workplace – changes in job roles, collaborative work environments and learning and development.
According to Raconteur the Internet of things will transform the way we work and will give rise to the tech-enabled office of the future.
Trends in talent acquisition, capability development, leadership, analytics, and HR transformation are all getting fine-tuned, as companies learn how to leverage talent trends while localising their HR strategies.
There is a trend for remote working being driven by the increased availability of digital technology and more flexible working practices.
According to a survey by Workmobile, 72% of workers have claimed to be more productive when working mobile.
52% percent of companies confirmed that this approach has improved their workforce’s productivity.
However, working mobile does not mean working less. Some 63% of respondents claimed that this meant longer working hours although 26% said they did not mind the overtime.
The links between wellness and productivity and the development of technologies for workflow tracking and collaboration platforms that allow people to work mobile and remotely outside office hours need to be explored.
In any event, as technology is automating work, as artificial intelligence, sensors, and robotics come into play, it means embracing Collaborative Engagement from the inside of the organisation as well as better workforce planning and greater flexibility in mobilising the workforce.
The rise of voice-controlled interfaces and assistants, from Siri and Cortana to Google Home and Amazon Alexa, has opened up possibilities for improved business and efficiency through the machine learning (ML) technology that powers these new platforms.
The cloud is driving innovation that helps their companies move faster, better, cheaper to serve customers and expand their products and services. From data filtering to automated workflows and smart technology delivers better business outcomes.
New ways of working are needed at all levels within the business, as evidenced by the increasing adoption of new shared services business process models to support the Next Generation ‘Shared Services Extended Enterprise’.