Future Workforces

Future Workforces

Twenty years ago, we began advising Leaders on Future Workforces, and we promoted a “2020 vision” as a key element. Now, 2020 is finally here.

Emerging technology, Brexit, recruitment shortages and the focus on environmental issues is already causing disruption. As a result, 2020 is set to be especially turbulent.

Artificial Intelligence

Being agile, thinking fast and collaborating across internal boundaries is the only way to compete in 2020.

Collaboration tools for distributed teams, software that builds instantly tailored business processes, digital infrastructure that continuously improves business performance is the order of the day.

Digital is everyone’s job.  But it falls to HR to put in place Workforce Learning so that they are fluent in tech and ready for technological change.

Addressing Recruitment Shortages

The fallout from Brexit is taking a toll on the availability of workers in the UK.

Take the Healthcare sector. We have a serious shortage of doctors and nurses across the UK.  The number of open vacancies has caused difficulties for patients getting to see a Doctor. These challenges have pushed tele-medicine options to the fore.

The NHS recently hijacked Push Doctor, the online doctor, so that it’s patients can access healthcare at the touch of a button.

Patients with disabilities, those who live in remote areas or work away from home, love these new changes. Improvements to video-conferencing technologies will accelerate the trend.

In a similar vein, Klinik, a new kid on the Healthcare block, help GP’s to streamline patient flow. Their solution combines self symptom checks and urgency assessment with clinical appointment reservations. As a result, GP’s are able to offer a better service.

Environmental Change

Over the next decade, many UK businesses may be impacted by climate change and policies relating to climate change. In 2019, the UK Government passed a law requiring the UK to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050

One of the smartest ways to impact carbon footprint is to implement smart working options and reduce the damage caused by your worker’s commute.

When our Clients adopt working from home 1 or 2 days a week, we help measure the impact before and after.

We measure the average distance in miles from home of the workforce x number of commutes per month or year.  Clients document the improvement in their annual report.

Learn more about implementing smart working in your organisation. Contact us now