3 Operational Trends for 2016: Disruption, Technology & Human Capital

January 22, 2016

Disruptive_Technology.jpgOur world, at every level, WILL BE disrupted.  The McKinsey Global Institute defines disruptive technologies as new emerging technologies that unexpectedly displaces an established one and shakes up the industry.  Some disruptors will be easy to spot.  Others will come from the most unexpected places.  Organizations must consciously and continually focus on the outside horizon to anticipate disruption and deal with it as quickly as possible.

  1. Disruption and Disruptive Technologies – The New Normal
  • Living with Disruption as the Norm. BAU and the Steady State are a Thing of the Past: Change has become the norm and business as usual (BAU), which was formally the goal, will become a subset of Change, Transformation and Transition Management. Prepare to accept the fact that as soon as the steady state of BAU is achieved, disruption will shake things up again.  

  • Welcome to the VUCA World (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity): This disruptive state will require a new set of skills that have not been part of mainstream learning and development.   These skills, at every level of the organization, will require significant amounts of investment capital to ‘upskill’ current employees to function effectively in the VUCA world.  We are facing a workforce talent crisis of epic proportions and VUCA skills are leading the talent deficit. 


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