Ahead are monumental challenges for organisations; we are all in the midst of a total rework of traditional notions: where we work, how we work, talent and capabilities we bring to this work. While transformation might be the new normal; first and foremost, it's a human endeavour.
Capacity to combine and connect know-how, competencies and networks - synthesising those is where the real innovation possibilities lie.
Humans can be far more creative, innovative and inquisitive, if organisations, governments, even the way we live our lives, creates the space for them, for these higher functioning human capabilities?
Humans back into the centre of the technology picture
As fully respectful of technology as we are, singular most important thing in any organisation is good people. Success or failure of the business hinges on strength of individuals working inside it and on those decisions they make.
Clear agreement for rapid and immediate action. Total rethink and strengthening of the transition, to support workers caught in the cross-hairs of automation.
Businesses can significantly reduce this friction. Cope better with these adjustments and changes in demand for workers from technological disruption.
As a business retools processes, re-evaluates talent strategies/ workforce needs and carefully rightsizes- they consider whether individuals are still needed; and work through their subsequent redeployment elsewhere.
In the face of the sheer scale of transformation and change; people naturally push back on this. Slowing the pace /scope of adoption deliberately, in an attempt to preserve the status quo. Sort of short-term thinking that ultimately limits the success of the entire workforce transition; affecting contributions made by the tech, your people and ultimately impacting upon the business dynamism and economic growth.
How is your organisation bridging the gap? Does it have a map of the future? Dedicating significant resources to motivate, guide and support employees? Having a dispassionate look at whether people in the roles today actually have both the skills/support they need to get the job done?
Training, preparing workers for a new world of work
The Higher Mix helps businesses to focus on creating value in their businesses. Helping to figure out the truly important work; what needs to happen there, and by whom (skills to deliver that work).
Individuals need to be prepared themselves also to acquire new skills in demand (supported by organisations and learning through this rapidly evolving future of work.) And they should be pressing "reset" on their own intuition, about the world of work for their own well-being.
The Higher Mix is focused on activities, experiences, impressions formed and held by your people's behaviours, making visible that which inhibits or discourages them in a workplace.
We know what it takes to put the spark in organisations. To transition businesses to new ways of working. Re-position to expect more from your projects and people. Introduce that culture of innovation and learning (fail-fast mindsets.)
Leveraging resilience, capacity, capabilities of people though technology, systems and their very own inspired performance.
Achieving a realistic pace with projects and driving leader commitment to necessary change to reach new heights and produce visible, measurable results.