To be Uploaded
As the character and the expectations of the workforce of the future change, organizations have to get ready to change too. They have to shift from their traditional static structures to futuristic structures that are dynamic, agile and responsive to change.
The current market is volatile, and is going through a lot of ups and downs. There is aggressive competition all around. The future is uncertain and liable to alter without warning. In such a scenario, it is essential to match the right talent/right person to the right job at the right time. Only then will the organization be able to develop and progress.
Wide range of diverse assignments
In this kind of an environment companies look for employees with the skill set and aspiration levels required to handle the kind of assignments that they need to have done. Thus employees get to work on a wide range of diverse assignments in different fields; they get to work with different teams and leaders who are motivating and encouraging. The outcome is a team of inspired employees who achieve their best and in the process contribute to the organization achieving its best too.
As the organization changes and evolves into an agile, dynamic structure, its main characteristics also alter. It shifts from being rigid, hierarchical and role-based to becoming flexible, adaptable, dynamic and flat structured where work is assignment based.
Transparency in all its activities
The culture in the new organization is characterized by transparency in all its activities. There is open communication among all people in the organization across functions and levels. There is a system of continuous feedback so that performance can be bettered without delay. Activities are monitored in real time. There is collaboration and mutual support within the organization.
Reputation – individual, leadership and employer – is one of the key pillars of the company in the future of work. Reputation is composed of professionalism, experience, capabilities, ethics, values, success, recommendations, endorsements, feedback and it forms the basis of all activities and interactions of the organization. Individual reputation enabled best fit for challenging assignments that were engaging, motivating and inspiring. Leadership reputation is essential to get the best people for their assignments while employer reputation was important for attracting, hiring, training and developing the best manpower suited to the organization.
Skills and capabilities are upgraded
In the new adaptable organization, the ills of the traditional companies – processes and systems – are dispensed with. Skills and capabilities are upgraded as fast as the organization transforms itself. Leaders are supportive and empathetic. The transformative process is optimal when technology is harnessed to innovate and give of its best. Cloud computing is the latest in a series of technological innovations that can dramatically transform the traditional IT system and engage workers in a creative manner in order to develop the business.
In the future of work, technology is a major facilitator for enhancing collaboration through social media, e-communication and mobiles and smartphones. It allows flexible work arrangements – fulltime vs part=time, flexible working hours, work from anywhere, virtual office. Technology helps analyse complex data and use the results for guiding the progress of the company. It provides flexibility, choice and opportunity and helps both – companies and customers.