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Shop Talk Business
Navigating the future
labor landscape
The workplace to come is drastically different
than today's and yesterday's.
by Melissa Furman, Ph.D., MS, DBA
O
" Due to the rapid
pace of change,
simply tweaking
old systems based
on old rules will no
longer be effective. "
rganizations need to be thinking
about tomorrow and, more
specifically, how the future of
work, the workforce and the workplace
will be dramatically different from what
we know today. And more important,
from what it has been in the past.
Warp-speed changes ahead
Let's start by thinking about today
and taking a pulse of the current
landscape of labor and talent and then
transition to techniques and strategies
for navigating the future landscape.
* Business is moving at a rapid pace,
and the pace will only get faster in
the future. Due to the rapid pace of
change, simply tweaking old systems
based on old rules will no longer
be effective. To remain relevant
in an ever-changing business
landscape, organizations need to
refresh and rebuild their systems,
protocols, products, services and
infrastructures to successfully meet
the modern demands of consumers,
employees and stakeholders.
* Employees, clients and customers
are experiencing high levels of
burnout due to prolonged exposure
to psychological stress. This is
resulting in increased frustration
and decreased patience, resiliency
and tolerance for conflict.
* The workforce is more diverse than
ever as it relates to generations,
cultures, ethnicities and genders.
This diversity may not align with
the current paradigm of business
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that was predominately designed by
white men. The current paradigm
is not right or wrong, just different
and possibly misaligned with
the mindsets, preferences and
expectations of diverse populations.
* Organizational leaders are
navigating unique challenges
and are expected to do more
with less and to make decisions
faster with less information.
That's a lot to process, and thinking
about the current landscape can be
overwhelming. But don't get stuck
thinking about today; instead, start
thinking about the future.
Looking to the future of labor and
talent, organizations are faced with
two options: 1) become an " employer
of choice " or 2) expand the applicant
pool. Since expanding the applicant
pool is a larger, more community-based
challenge, let's focus on becoming an
employer of choice.
One size does not fit all
It's important to recognize, appreciate
and leverage the diverse workforce.
To become an employer of choice,
organizations need to customize their
recruitment and retention strategies
to align with the needs and preferences
of diverse populations.
Don't assume that you know what
current or prospective employees want.
Instead, ask them. This can be done via:
* Stay interviews. Interview
your current high-performing
employees to solicit input and

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