We are living through a unique moment in history – up until March 2020, there was a lot of talk about the “Future of Work” or more recently the “New World of Work”; however, there was large variability with regards to what companies were doing about the significant changes, primarily caused by the exponential acceleration of technology. Although there had been significant acceleration of availability and performance of technology, productivity had not increased nearly at the same rate.
In March, a global pandemic created the burning platform many companies were waiting for to implement new strategies to enable their people to be productive in a world evolving at break-neck speed, specifically in which many would be working remotely. This pandemic has uncovered significant cracks in many companies’ talent strategies – not only from a technology enablement perspective, but also from a leadership perspective. Having not worked in this way before – both in terms of remote work and also through a major crisis – the lack of knowledge and skills to adapt to rapidly changing context has been exposed.
For organizations to survive and then thrive in this increasingly complex environment, we believe that human leadership becomes more critical than ever before.
Ironically, technology is a key enabler of human leadership in our new world of work. As such, we partnered with Microsoft to explore the power of human leadership when enabled and amplified by technology.
We are fortunate to live in a time when technology is becoming more intelligent and can not only automate mundane and manual tasks, but if integrated properly in the flow of work, can also significantly augment human leadership.
In this whitepaper, we take a look at how technology augments human leadership in five ways:
Getting the right talent (and technology) with the right skills in the right seats at the right time.
Creating a collaboration culture.
Enabling and embracing continuous learning.
Embedding wellbeing into everyday leadership.