Those of you who thought that scanning the future was the preserve of psychics, PHDs and futurists will be surprised to know that the future of work is already here and if your business fails to prepare and adapt, it will suffer.
Suffer? Yes, “suffer” in the very real sense that you run the risk of:
Isn’t it Just about Technology?
Technology has been an extraordinary enabler and a catalyst for many of the changes that will determine your business’ success. Mobile technology, artificial intelligence, 3D printing, robotic technology, the internet of things….the list goes on…all are having seismic impacts on underlying business models. With the number of active mobile phones outstripping the global population and 30% of the world actively using social-media, the world is more connected than ever.
However, there are wider themes that will have as profound an impact on your business. These are themes that could combine to fundamentally impact your business and the people who work in it.
5 Future Gazing Themes
So what can businesses do?
What they shouldn’t do is bury their heads in the sand….otherwise they will pay the consequences. Businesses need to develop capabilities that will allow them to respond quickly and effectively to change.
Key capabilities required will include:
Chris Lorimer is a management consultant with 25 years’ experience helping organisations to become more successful. He has a portfolio career and, for part of this, is a partner of Ethos VO Ltd which specialises in working collaboratively to achieve valuable outcomes.
Chris Lorimer is an
experienced management consultant who has helped many owners, Directors and staff to achieve more.