The world of work is transforming with a speed we haven't seen before. Changing customer demands and new technologies are impacting products and services, organisations as a whole, and employee expectations. Organisations are looking for new skills among talents to remain relevant. Employees, in turn, demand more flexibility, a different work-life balance, fair and transparent compensation & benefits, reflecting their personal preferences and the desire for meaningful work. Agility is key. But how to be a differentiator in this changing world?
On the other hand, COVID-19 forces organisations to rethink the size and composition of their workforce dramatically. What does the Office of the Future and the way we work post COVID-19 look like? Which people with which skills do organisations need to stay successful in the future? How do they become the employer of choice to be able to attract and retain the right talent? The war on talent has become even more complex, therefore organisations need to strengthen their vision and deliver on what they promise, especially in times like these.
The Future of Work is an ongoing challenge, not only for organisations but for society as a whole. It is of vital importance that governments and companies address these challenges while taking into account different stakeholders. It is our mission to help with strengthening trust in society and to solve the complex problems of today and tomorrow and to help organisations and employees to be fit for the future.
PwC helps clients to build the Workforce of the Future so that their business is ready and ideally positioned to seize opportunities in the near future.
Addressing the crisis of leadership
New trends follow each other at a rapid pace and leave their mark on decision-making. This makes one thing clear: the need for a new form of leadership has never been greater. Leaders have the task of giving direction in a world that is new to everyone. In order to make better choices, there are 6 apparent contradictions that can help leaders along the way. As described in PwC's ADAPT framework, a world that is facing increasing challenges. Challenges that affect individuals, organisations, governments and society.
These 6 paradoxes are not the only challenges leaders are facing but the most urgent today. The paradoxes are a system (yin-yang, big-small) that keeps each other in balance. In order to be able to develop as a leader, it is crucial to learn how to deal with both elements of the paradoxes and in particular the balance between them.
The growing digitization offers organisations new opportunities. But, to be able to make the most out of this digitization, a focus on people and their digital transformation is key. In this podcast series we will discuss the impact technology has on people. How will organisations make sure that employees from different generations get on board of their digital transformation? How can organisations make sure to support their employees in using digital tools to make their work easier and more efficient?
On the first episode of this podcast series, Mel Jacobs, CIO Private Bank and Corporate and Institutional Banking at ABN AMRO and Vanessa van de Wiel, Director People & Organisation at PwC, will talk about their personal experiences with the challenges and successes of digital transformations.
This podcast was recorded before the corona outbreak.