“Popular media has reached a millennial think piece saturation point. Well-meaning and often well-credentialed business leaders, organizational psychologists, and other experts have devoted ample time to parsing the generational differences and personality characteristics that supposedly set younger generations apart from their elders. Unfortunately, most of that is bogus.”
Weâ€™re going to see how a companyâ€™s perceived lack of commitment to functioning across platforms starts to be a dealbreaker in terms of talent retention.
In companies who are slow to adapting, over half of employees surveyed would make an exit strategy for themselves in less than three years.
In 2017, thinking about future of work tools, we will see the first chat interfaces, chatbots and smart agents being used to help people find what they need and also to nudge them towards things they might otherwise miss.
2017 looks set to be an important year for digital strategy in firms, which will shift away from a single centralised approach â€œownedâ€ by IT or CIO functions and instead operate in a more decentralised way.
2017 will also be the year of the change agent, rather than the programme manager, in terms of how digital networks develop and operate
1. Organizations will begin to more proactively assess the impact of new workplace technologies on employee engagement.
2. Gig economy digital platforms will mature to address the shortfalls that have slowed their adoption.
3. Enterprise chat/messaging, cognitive collaboration, and conversational UXs (intelligent chatbots) will dominate the digital workplace industry conversation.
4. The maturity of social business, realized through strategic large-scale collaboration platforms like enterprise social networks, will continue apace.