Key takeaways

  • Today’s hybrid workplace has varying combinations of in-person, partial and full work-from-home employees
  • New technologies and apps proliferate but decision intelligence solutions, cybersecurity, automation, and digitalization will power the hybrid workplace model, long term growth and unparalleled resilience
  • Organizational resilience must figure in short-, medium- and long-term plans at individual, group, and corporate levels

January is named for the Roman god, Janus, often called the God of Doors and presides over beginnings, transitions, and endings. It is a perfect time to review the learnings of the past year, make sense of 2022 trends and translate them into impactful solutions.

While COVID-19 posed unimagined challenges in our lives, it has also made us rethink and reimagine different and innovative ways of working. In particular, three trends continue to evolve and dominate the corporate conversation: workplace shifts, technology preeminence and purposeful resilience. 

COVID-19 changed the work paradigm for good – the where, how, and why people work – and also forced employers to restructure work environments to meet the new reality.  Most companies now have a hybrid workforce model with varying combinations of in-person, partial and fulltime work-from-home (WFH) employees.  At the same time, workplace policies are required to address gender, minority, and mature worker concerns. These cultural shifts add new complexities to onboarding and skill assessment, training and learning, and internal resource management – more so as today’s workforce may not have the benefit of in-person peer networks and expertise.

Current leaders are constantly bombarded by the promise of new technologies and applications in automation, cloud native platforms, 5G and edge computing, no-code and more. We have narrowed it down to four key areas. Decision intelligence solutions are critical for real time collaboration, access to sharable and accessible information, and agile technology development in the hybrid work model. Cyber security plays a fundamental role in the hybrid workforce in ensuring physical, network, device, and data security; training and education; and regulatory and privacy compliance. Smart engineering offerings will combine multiple new technologies to transform asset management, manufacturing, logistics, hospitality, and payment industries. Digitalization will continue to be on the forefront and now ranks as one of the top must-haves to fully participate and benefit from the digital economy.

We are in the era of the Great Resignation with unprecedented departure of skilled technical and financial people. This can only be countered by purposeful organization resilience. People and technology strategies must include a core of resilience in short-, medium- and long-term plans and commit to its execution at individual, group, and corporate levels. Resilience and innovation demand comprehensive role, process and system mapping that will support timely and consistent onboarding, envisioning and continuous improvement.

In conclusion

2022 will be an exciting year for IndusSME as we deliver creative resource management solutions, modular micro-services offerings, smart-engineered products and process documentation services for successful client commitment and project management. Contact us today!

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