In recent times, we have been hearing organizations promoting the Future of Work. What actually is the Future of Work? And what are the components in the Future of Work? Below is a chart which sum up the components in the Future of Work. Let us take a closer look at each of them.
Digital Workforce (People + Digital Technologies)
Workforce that understands, embraces and adopts digital technologies and embraces the future of work.
Digital Work (Process / Operation + Digital Technologies)
Processes are digitized, streamlined, automated, re-engineered to improve productivity and operational excellence.
Digital Workplace (Space + Digital Technologies)
Physical Enterprise where physical meets digital work environment with increased collaboration, creativity, collision and community development.
This is the ideal scenario in the Future of Work where the Digital Workforce perform Digital Work in a Digital Workplace. Digital Technologies play a central role in how people interact with the processes and the physical environment they are in.
I will share in another article on how companies could step-by-step approach in transforming their organization towards the Future of Work.
But for us workers within an organization, we can prepare ourselves for the Future of Work by learning about the Digital Technologies and how they are used in our day to day business operations. The common Digital Technologies which are prevalent in the workplace are social apps, mobility apps and devices, analytics software, robotics (both virtual and physical), artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things. A good avenue to explore these technologies are through the SkillsFuture Series courses. Let’s take a look and sign up for them.