With the rapid changes upon us (if we think we've experienced fast and scary, just wait for the next 2 years), with technology advancements such as AI and AR already playing a significant part in our lives, how many are still having the same conversation with their leaders about automating processes instead of how to disrupt and create new ways of working?
I don't believe we're having enough conversations about how to equip our businesses for the immediate never mind the future - it seems we're all too scared to broach the subject because it's all so unknown - but if we don't, then the future will already be here and we won't be able to respond quickly to our workforce demands.
The portfolio career has already been forced upon some people given the change they have had to adapt to post-recession - instead of having a permanent job, they now have to find a variety of short term gigs - some of course choose this lifestyle, but it's becoming something we should open ourselves up to embrace rather than fear. If we only need someone for 2 weeks to solve a problem for us, then get someone in for that and move on. Of course what this means to HR professionals is that we need to think differently about our whole approach to the employee lifecycle including, how to onboard and integrate faster, we need to offer a strong EVP, particularly components of the psychological contract that we may not have quite mastered yet; and of course, how to understand the value these people bring to the business in order to remunerate them accordingly.
I'm keen to hear how other people have been thinking about these issues as I'm not hearing much about it at a strategic or practical level in our community - I hear from WEF, CEB and others that these things are upon us, but nothing in response as to how we move these things along - let me know what you think!