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How the World of Work is Changing (Part 1)

It is no secret that the world of work is changing. These changes come with this new millennium: the increasing competitiveness of other countries; outsourcing of operations; generational shifts in the workplace, and the rate of technological change.

Predictions from Gartner Inc. (a technology research and advisory firm) are that organizations will face 10 key changes moving forward.

One way that the world of work is changing: work is becoming less routine. Click To Tweet

The first five changes that Gartner predicts are as follows:

  1. Work will become less routine.
  2. Employees will work more in teams–many of an ad hoc nature.  Individual work will decrease.
  3. Work relationships will include more “weak links” where individuals who barely know each other will have to work together.
  4. Informal groups of people outside the direct control of a company will impact its success or failure. Social media groups are one example of this change.
  5. Work processes will become highly informal with a light-handed approach to collecting information becoming the norm.
Senior leaders today have less control over the future of their companies. Informal groups like social media now impact a company's success or failure. Click To Tweet

These changes are significant.  Old business models and outdated management and leadership practices do not fit this new reality.  Organizations will need managers and employees with change management, innovation, communication, and strategic thinking skills.  People skills are of course essential for everyone in the business enterprise as informal and ad hoc collaboration becomes the norm.

The world of work is changing! Old business models and outdated management and leadership practices do not fit this new reality. Click To Tweet

Here’s part two of the 10 Key Ways That The Nature of Work is Changing.

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Robert Tanner, MBA

Welcome to my leadership blog. I'm the Founder & Principal Consultant of Business Consulting Solutions LLC, a certified practitioner of psychometric assessments, and a former Adjunct Professor of Management. As a leadership professional, I bring 20+ years of real world experience at all levels of management.

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