Authored by: Laci Loew
March 30, 2017
The pace of change has picked up dramatically, and organizations are feeling the effect on how work gets done. At least five trends are permeating today’s workforces everywhere:
- New capabilities: Workers are using cognitive systems to augment human ability to understand in the pursuit of expertise
- New structure: Workforces represent a complex network of employees, freelancers, customers, and suppliers, both collocated and distributed around the world sharing insights to get work done
- New expectations: Workers seek and stay with organizations forged in using technology and platforms to perpetually grow their knowledge and make meaning
- New speed: Workers reside in an “always on” environment and find themselves with less time to sift through the incoming and get it done
- New metrics: Workers rely on identifying and plucking know-how from peers and others who have figured out how to triumph in today’s ever-changing business world
The most challenging aspect of today’s workplace change is not the physical or technology revolutions, but rather the people component. The key to success is to understand that today’s workers perform best when given the tools and platforms to move from a user of information to an expert using insights to make key decisions and take critical business actions.
Subscribing to the form that today’s worker takes is no longer just for trials of the innovators and early adapters. They are mainstream and rudimentary for organizations who seek to outperform their competition.
Solving complex business challenges in today’s knowledge economy requires rapid organizational adoption of knowledge tools and systems the enable a movement from workers who merely use information to experts who curate insights.
Take a look at our Worker of the Future infographic pictured below. It spotlights insights vital for your consideration as you enable your workforce to be the knowledge experts your business requires for ongoing success in today’s complex and fast-moving knowledge economy.