The world in which we work is changing and the nature of work is changing – we have not even scratched the surface as to how new technology, robotics and artificial intelligence will impact what we do and the future of work. This is further compounded by seismic shifts in workforce demographics and organisations having to focus on those seeking a second career in the 40’s or 50’s as much as those starting their first. Organisations need to have the ability to learn and adapt quickly and promote a learning culture.
The impact will be far greater than short term turbulence and could be more defining than the revolutions that have characterised the way in which we work today. It is not limited to low-skilled labour or manufacturing - it is impacting every sector of the economy and society.
Richard Goold who leads People and Talent at Moorhouse recently chaired a breakfast seminar to explore some of these challenges and also look at how organisations can prepare themselves for the changes ahead and embrace the opportunities that this creates.
The following perspective explores four of the challenges discussed involving business leaders and HR professionals, where Peter Gaylor from Thales, Sarah Morgan from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust, and Richard Goold from Moorhouse shared their insights.