Work disrupted, education disrupted

Posted by Robin Jones on March 25, 2020.

The pace of disruption caused by digital technologies in virtually every business sector is accelerating as AI and robotics gain ground in the enterprise. Cloud, mobile, and social computing have already driven workplace changes that have made the skills gap a pressing issue for managers. The rise of cognitive technologies adds urgency to the challenge of ensuring that employees have the talent and skills needed to create value. Robin Jones, principal in Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Human Capital Practice and Leader of it’s Workforce Transformation practice, recently sat down with MIT Sloan Management Review in an interview for a special collection on Developing the Future Ready – Resilient – Workforce. Robin starts by citing research, which shows that a majority of employers believe that at least half of their workforces will need to be reskilled for new jobs in the future.

“Work is being changed in some very fundamental ways,” says Jones. “Nearly all the work that we do will involve people working with either a smart machine or a robot. Many businesses are really challenged by this shift, even as they provide employee training and development. And educational institutions are a lagging indicator of this disruption. We need to think about the approaches we’re taking, the resources we’re investing, how quickly we’re moving, and [whether we are] fit for purpose. Are we asking the right questions when we’re thinking about this challenge of education and work disrupted?”

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Leading Practices for Remote Learning during COVID-19

Posted by Michael Griffiths, Julie Hiipakka and Elam Lantz on March 19, 2020.

The coronavirus outbreak is resulting in an ever-increasing list of companies, conferences and other engagements to turn to remote learning. For some organizations that already leverage remote  learning, this may not be a significant change. But for others whose rely on face-to-face collaboration, in-person knowledge sharing, or management by proximity, providing learning opportunities virtually may not come naturally.

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Social Distancing for COVID-19: Learning Technology to the Forefront

Posted by Michael GriffithsJason Magill, Richard Mitchell, Minoo Italia and Elam Lantz on March 19, 2020.

 

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The impact that COVID-19 has had on peoples’ lives and work in recent days has been precipitous and significant. As organizations rise to meet the challenges associated with this disruption, one powerful strategy they can employ is leveraging the capabilities of digital learning technologies to enhance new ways of working and support business continuity by providing an engaging alternative to in-person programs.

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Your Cloud Journey does not have to end after Deployment

ind_TMT_glb_ho_2267_loPosted by Jeffery Hall , Martin Kamen  and Ramona Cheatham on March 18, 2020.

For many, cloud is no longer an option—it is becoming inevitable. But cloud strategies differ broadly based on the context of your organization. Organizations considering a move to cloud computing may need to embrace a different approach, and failing to establish a plan and framework for deployment may lead to challenging implementations. Drivers such as deployment planning, risk tolerance, and the way companies do business tend to predict your organization’s implementation pace and scope, as well as the technologies you need. Yet cloud strategies may not account for an organization’s cloud maturity level after deployment. When we talk about cloud maturity, we are trying to understand what organizations are doing after deployment.

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The future of work for provider supply chain executives

Part 3: Embracing technological solutions and digital workforce

Posted by Eileen Radis, Paul Kreder, Jen Brown, Paul Atkins, and Kurt Banas on Febuary 20, 2020.

The future of work encompasses changes in work, in the workforce, and in the workplace. In preparation for these changes, supply chain executives will need to identify innovative ways to become an agile organization. This can be accomplished through the combination of empowered organizational design, robust talent strategies and implementing innovative technologies.  Reimagining supply chain will prepare leaders with the insights needed to proactively prepare for the future of healthcare and further help their workforce to operate at the top of their license.   This blog will focus on three strategies to help supply chain executives prepare to make the shift in future of work: (1) digitizing supply chain (2) activating automation and (3) optimizing the workforce.

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Elevating the workforce experience: The digital lens

Posted by Maribeth Sivak, Jennifer Rome, Gabe Stavsky, and Jannine Zucker on February 04, 2019.
For a while now, the digital experience in people’s personal lives has long surpassed their digital experience at work. We’re able to connect with others and share ideas quicker than ever (social media platforms). We have access to information and content anytime, anywhere (mobile, tablets, smartwatches). And there are an abundance of intuitive self-service applications and tools that make our lives simpler and easier every day. Individuals have now come to expect the same superior, high-touch experience at work as they do in their personal lives. According to Salesforce research, 71 percent of employees want the same level of technology at work—simple, intuitive, and easy—as they have in their personal lives.1 Continue reading “Elevating the workforce experience: The digital lens”

Defining TA’s Future: Partnerships, Paradigms, and Possibilities

Posted by Denise Moulton and Tim Davis on January 31, 2019.

Bersin’s most recent High-Impact Talent Acquisition study1 found that high-performing talent acquisition (TA) functions are building the workforce of the future through deep integration with the business, a strong focus on relationships, experimenting with technology, and reinforcing the organization’s people culture. However, many TA functions continue to operate in isolation, often lacking a connection to or an influence on business strategy.

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How to unleash the human potential of your workforce for the future

Posted by Colleen Bordeaux on January 17, 2020. 

The future of work is already here, and linkedin2by now you’ve likely heard about the fourth industrial revolution—where up to an estimated 25 percent of US jobs are at “high risk” of automation, since 70 percent or more of their tasks could be done by machines.[1] Leaders across industries are reimagining their workforce models to differentiate how they can use technology, expanded work settings, and alternative talent to better serve market needs and attract top talent.

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What powers Exponential Professionals? Exponential technologies

Posted by Darryl Wagner, Sourabh Garg, and Callum Humphrey on January 10, 2020.

As the writer Elbert Hubbard once said, “One machine can do the work of 50 ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.”1 Your company may be filled with dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of professionals with extraordinary potential, but they are often spending their time doing mundane, time-consuming tasks when they should be applying their potential to higher-level, human cognition challenges. Exponential technology makes that leap possible, creating the opportunity to transfer the “machine work” to machines and augment and expand the role of the professional.

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Prediction: Nurturing capabilities will be as important as building skills

Posted by Matt Deruntz, Julie Hiipakka and Chelsey Taylor on December 5, 2019.

Work, the workforce, and the very notion of a “job” are all changing fast, thanks to accelerating technological innovation, digital disruption, and a groundswell of alternative workforce models. In response, organizations are searching for new ways to define the work required to execute strategies and generate value—and, subsequently, to develop workers and evaluate their contributions. Continue reading “Prediction: Nurturing capabilities will be as important as building skills”