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The general perception of HR isn’t all sunshine, and many see it as the evil bureaucrats who bring bad news to people getting laid off. But as the war for top quality talent intensifies, HR will transition its role to become a key organizational asset.
HR decisions and tactics around individuals will become more decentralized and sit within teams; every team lead will “work in HR” and will own their own talent management.
Although a source of inspiration for funny Dilbert comics, unnecessary hierarchies create massive inefficiency (≈$3 trillion per year) and frustration.
This trend of flattening organizations will continue to spread in favor of empowering small teams and individual contributors.
As organizations embrace how some talent will come and go based on their own freedom preferences, there will be certain core employees who represent a more permanent foundation of the company. Retaining these people will be imperative and employers will take a more proactive approach in shaping the individual employee experience within the organization.
This design thinking will lead companies away from structuring around function and processes, and rather center them around the employee, to create a compelling, enjoyable, and frictionless work environment.
Companies will look at individual tasks as opposed to entire jobs. It’s unlikely machines will be able to do everything in the foreseeable future and instead, the winning model will incorporate machine + human where part of the value creation will come from machines and part from humans.
There are 55M Freelancers in the US, which equates to 35% of the US workforce. This cultural movement is spearheaded by Millennials who are optimizing for “happiness ”, prioritizing flexible work hours, Work-Life-Balance, and meaningful work.
Organizations of tomorrow will by default not expect talent to remain for multi-year careers.
Navigating through the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020 caused organisations to work remotely and find ways to cut spending. However, companies significantly increased their spending on digital technologies for employees.
Over 50% of midsized companies increased their spending in this area, and 69% plan to increase their digital tools in 2022. Yet, many of these investments will not generate substantial business impact because they lack a sustained and successful focus on improving digital dexterity.
Gartner analysis shows that 46% of the workforce is projected to be working hybrid in the near future for midsize companies. Employees will have more choices about where, when, and how much they work.
In the past, managers used to be selected and promoted if they were able to manage and evaluate the performance of employees. Now managers are increasingly hired based on their ability to be great coaches and teachers.
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