The global workforce is undergoing major transformations at an accelerated pace. With these changes will be the need for employers to adjust their policies and methods in order to create a workplace that is engaged.
According to Guibert Englebienne, CTO and co-founder at software development company Globant, there are four ways to ensure that employees can thrive in the future.
This includes nurturing strong company culture, supporting the employee experience (EX), creating an adaptive workforce and developing human talent and artificial intelligence.
The company commissioned a report titled “The Future of Work Requires An Adaptive Workforce” to have a better understanding of what companies need to do to optimize their operations after a tumultuous year.
The report found that 94% of companies stated that maintaining a healthy company culture is essential to success.
“Drucker said that culture eats strategy for breakfast, and we agree,” said Englebienne. “But, if it is so important, why do companies usually don’t have a system to manage it? It is left to chance. Every organization has a culture, but it is typically a result of mixed factors; the quality of their leaders, the type of industry, the country where you are located. It is usually not by design.”
Additionally, the employee experience has come to the forefront of many company’s priorities. The report found that the majority of respondents stated they are shifting their focus on automation and other technologies to improve both the employee and customer experience.
Making certain that employees are supported on both a professional and personal front is crucial to a healthy workplace.