To help people be ready for the digital workplace of the future, leaders must help people develop digital skills that enable people to collaborate more effectively as work continues to be done in a hybrid model.
The goal is to help people become self-sufficient. What is needed is “democratizing expertise” to help people work smarter and provide more fulfillment at work.
To let the organization know what is possible with technology, companies will have to invest in proof of concepts and do demonstrations with the systems they already have in place.
Another action is to find people who can translate what technology can do in a language business people will understand. This requires finding people with drive and ambition, because getting everybody on board is going to be tricky.
In order to attract and retain the best talent in an inherently flexible labor market, the organization must have a compelling employee value proposition.
Leaders must also help employees to establish and strengthen the ties to a community that is relevant to their work and their personal lives. This requires supporting employees’ desire to become increasingly technical, while also providing empathetic, formal training to people who need to progress in their roles.
The most valuable player in the digital workplace of the future is going to be focused on the needs of the business, as well as the ability to deliver on two strategic imperatives: digital business transformation and the recruiting, retaining and reskilling of a work force during unprecedented talent conditions.
Let’s bear in mind that the world has changed. So public and corporate leadership must change too.
We need leaders who are exploring largely uncharted territory, acting as trailblazers and championing concrete action to combat climate change and social injustice.
The focus on people will drive digital transformation as companies think through returns to the office and what a hybrid workplace will look like.
What are we supposed to be involved in these days? Digitalization and innovation? To get there, we are asking ourselves how we can improve planning, forecasting, budgeting, run simulations, run plans and analytics in a very visual and intuitive manner. What tools are available? Are we making those tools available to the private and government organization? And more importantly: are we training our important asset, our people, adequately?
Luckily, detailed training is available for companies, for industry sectors and subsectors, and for government offices.
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