The latest PWC report ‘Workforce of the future – The competing forces shaping 2030’ clearly outlines the need for change. As the report says:
“We are living through a fundamental transformation in the way we work. Automation and ‘thinking machines’ are replacing human tasks and jobs, and changing the skills that organisations are looking for in their people. These momentous changes raise huge organisational, talent and HR challenges – at a time when business leaders are already wrestling with unprecedented risks, disruption and political and societal upheaval.
The pace of change is accelerating. Competition for the right talent is fierce. And ‘talent’ no longer means the same as ten years ago; many of the roles, skills and job titles of tomorrow are unknown to us today. How can organisations prepare for a future that few of us can define? How will your talent needs change? How can you attract, keep and motivate the people you need? And what does all this mean for HR?”
“This isn’t a time to sit back and wait for events to unfold.”
With the world of work in a state of flux, now is the time to reflect, and then act.
How does this impact you? How will your team meet the challenges? How will your organisation adapt and change?
The report highlights that organisations can’t protect jobs which are made redundant by technology – however organisations do have a responsibility to their people. To protect their people and nurture agility, adaptability and re-skilling.
At Hargraves, we believe that you, and your team, have to take responsibility to protect yourselves; take the initiative, fulfill your ambitions.
Ask yourself these 6 questions to help discover your current reality.
|1. Confidence to make suggestions||Do you feel confident enough to make suggestions for improving how you do your work?|
|2. Permission to try and fail||Do you feel able to try new things, even if they sometimes don’t work?|
|3. Openness to diverse ideas and perspectives||Are your leaders and managers open to new ideas and perspectives, even if they challenge the status quo?|
|4. Action oriented||Have you tried something new in the last week?|
|5. Working together
(teams and collaboration)
|Are you encouraged to ask for help, or to help others when asked?|
|6. Outward looking||Are you encouraged to look for new ways of doing things outside of your company and industry?|
We believe your success is inherent to your team’s success, and the success of your organisation. So we’re here to help you take a leap towards career success armed with an innovation mindset and a roladex of people from outside your industry/organisation, all willing to collaborate and share insights.
Step 1. Join us at Innovation2018 to share new and different insights from a diverse group of leaders. Build a network to help you look outside your organisation and industry for ideas. Find the confidence to try something new.
Why not bring your team so you all share the journey of success together?
Written by Allan Ryan, Executive Director, Hargraves Institute