As we rush to the end of 2017 and prepare for 2018, the question for new year’s resolution is ‘are we fit for the future of work?’. The world is changing so fast, the contemporary workplace is moving from continuous improvement to lean to design to agile and a combination of them all.
Sam King, Innovation Manager at AGL stated at the ISPIM conference in Melbourne that ‘Today is the slowest day of the rest of your life.’ How true!
A recent international report highlighted nearly all surveyed companies (94 percent) reported that “agility and collaboration” are critical to their organization’s success, yet only 6 percent say that they are “highly agile today”; 19 percent describe themselves as “not agile.” Fortunately, there is tremendous progress in this area. Among this year’s survey respondents, 32 percent say that they are now designing their organisation to be more adaptable and team-centric. (Rewriting the rules for the digital age 2017 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends)
Team centric depends on high performing teams and individuals.
Teams, teams, teams.
The diagram below shows how organisations today are becoming teams of teams, replacing hierarchical structure and large networks.
A recent survey by Atlassian reveals that 50% of respondents are more motivated by team success than company (27%) or individual (23%) success. 56% are more confident working as a team than individually. (www.atlassian.com/teamwork )
Team members need to reflect to improve.
Peter Drucker said: “Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection, will come even more effective action.”
Research by Giada Di Stefano, Francesca Gino, Gary Pisano, and Bradley Staats in call centres demonstrated that employees who spent 15 minutes at the end of the day reflecting about lessons learned performed 23% better after 10 days than those who did not reflect. A study of UK commuters found a similar result when those who were prompted to use their commute to think about and plan for their day were happier, more productive, and less burned out than people who didn’t.
2018 is the year of engagement…how to adapt, adopt and adept to a rapidly changing world.
First you adapt to change, then choose to adopt the new ways of working for yourself and finally work hard to become adept in the new ways of working.
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Diagram : Rewriting the rules for the digital age; 2017 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends