Ahead are monumental challenges for organisations and the people within them. In the midst of a total rework of traditional notions - where we work, how we work, talent and capabilities we bring to that work.
While transformation might be the new normal; first and foremost, it's a human endeavour.
Address workforce transitions; train and prepare teams for the new world of work
Capacity to combine and connect know-how, competencies and networks - but it is the synthesising of these, where the real innovation possibilities lie. People can be far more creative, innovative and inquisitive, if organisations create the space for them and implement a business strategy for 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 upon the decisions they make.
Clear agreement for rapid and immediate action - a total rethink and strengthening of the transition, to support workers caught in the cross-hairs of automation.
Businesses need to significantly reduce this friction. Coping better with the adjustments and changes in demand for workers from technological disruption. As a business retools its strategies, re-evaluates talent strategies/ workforce needs and carefully rightsizes- they are considering whether individuals are still needed; and working through their subsequent redeployment elsewhere.
In the face of the sheer scale of transformation and change - people will naturally push back on this. Slowing the pace /scope of adoption deliberately, in attempt to preserve the status quo. And this short-term thinking will ultimately limit the success of the entire workforce transition - affecting contributions made by the tech, your people and ultimately impacting on your 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 teams? Taking a dispassionate look at whether people in the roles today actually have both the skills and support they require to get the job done well?
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.