Empowering digital leadership
There is strong evidence that some organisations may be underestimating the impact of the digital world we live in and the frustration caused when this does not extend to our workplace – what is simple in one’s personal life, such as booking a flight or buying something from Amazon, can be wrapped up in bureaucracy and delays at work.
What is equally true is that no matter how smart your technology, or how big your data, digital transformation will only succeed if employees support it and have the right skills and experience for their job − both now and in the future.
As business becomes more digitalised, HR departments will increasingly become managers of talent, spending more time identifying and predicting which skills and experience are in demand and, critically, helping employees chart their optimal career path through the organisation.
But what happens when your most experienced staff or those with critical knowledge or skills leave the company? What’s the impact on your immediate business or longer-term strategies if you lose those people? And how can those essential resources be retained?
With increasing competition for people with high potential and critical skills, organisations will also need to equip leaders with tools and approaches to be able to immediately acknowledge outstanding contributions and performance.