Workforce autonomy and increased flexibility will continue to be a feature in the workplaces of 2019. Understanding that productivity for each employee may be maximised by the tweaking of different factors – hours worked, locations of the workplace, days of the week that they work etc – many organisations are already looking into how flexible they can be to generate the best performance from each person on their team. Technology designed to support lone workers, track performance, generate live data and enable fluid and flexible schedule changes are already creating a new workforce experience. We can only expect more of this as we move into next year.
Modern, millennial workers no longer wish for flexibility – they have come to expect it. This is the new normal. Investing in an infrastructure that caters to their needs, part of your return investment will be in the form of increased collaboration, better productivity and as a result, sticker customers. Giving businesses the ability to flourish as the ability to work with or manage people based anywhere in the world, and working on very different work schedules, the sky will be the limit for organisations looking to simply grow doing what they do now, and for those who want to expand into new markets, regions or time zones.
Technology is the unstoppable force enabling the change. It will continue to have an impact on business and people. In times where people’s expectations are rapidly changing, knowing how to attract the right people for your team is business critical. Business leaders have little choice but to adapt and evolve as they remain the link between talent and corporate profitability.
Sara Pollark: www.humanresourcestoday.com Revolutionary HR Technology what you can expect in 2019
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