The Top Ten Workforce Trends
- A global war for Smart Talent will be the top driver of competitive advantage, as educated, skilled and experienced employees will be in demand.
- The aging of the population in America and Europe will have dramatic effect on society and the economy impacting productivity, knowledge and growth.
- An increase in women in the U.S. workforce will change the policies, power and positioning of organizations. Women will alter the strategies of boardrooms, industries and markets.
- A diversity savvy workforce will be required to understand and align with the diversity in the global marketplace. Diversity will be a critical competency for leaders and employees.
- Finding, training and retaining high-tech skilled employees from a global talent pool will be the greatest challenge for every organization.
- Incorporating innovation into the organizational DNA will be a key driver of future competitive advantage.
- Building a sustainable, healthy and green workplace will be an essential capability for retaining talent and attracting the future workforce
- Preparing employees to meet the challenges of a complex and stressful future, where accelerated change and risks can be managed effectively with high performance agility, will be vitally important.
- An organization that is committed to employee development, continual education and training, will return to the organization new skills and new competencies.
- Attracting the next workforce, or preparing the current one, will require a new workforce culture to better understand transnational teams, online collaboration, globalization and business process transformation.
Updated from the book, The Extreme Future: The Top Trends that will Shape the World in the Next 20 Years, by Dr. James Canton.