The year is winding off and currently at the point where reviews of the outgoing year are done, including a sketch of the transformation trends in 2019. Most importantly, preparations are made for the New Year ahead. And aside from individuals taking this early preparation seriously, companies and organizations are expected to do much more.
A forecast by American Research Company Forrester for 2019 suggests that the year will come along with many business transformations. A lot of workplace inventions will take place in the business sector considering the rapid growth of technology, Forrester warns. Along with these innovations are the challenges to handle them. Organizational readiness, aging brands, data governance, and technical debt will be among the several challenges that business will have to deal with.
Dealing with these challenges requires firstly that Human Relation Officers are aware of the basic transformation trends to look out for in 2019. When they are identified and dealt with theoretically, then will a more potent and reliable foundation be laid for success in the year ahead.
Here are three major transformation trends in 2019 HRs must observe closely –
Robots to reinvent talent management
There have been fears concerning job loss since the introduction of automation as a result of the limited need for physical manpower. That fear will grow further in the year 2019. About 7% of physical manpower jobs will be lost to automation, Forrester suggests. The bigger issue is how to harness automation potentials in solving skill shortage across different areas, that’s talent scarcity. To resolve this in 2019, Human resources Managers must recommend robotics quotient (RQ) as a vital learning and measurement fundamental to digital workers and co-workers.
Employee experience (EX) will fail to be effective
The New Year will have most business executives make some basic changes in management. One of these major changes will be substituting targeted employee experience (EX) initiatives for large-scale cultural change, a strategy used last year. However, there will be a mixed bag of results because of the lack of coherence to the efforts. As a result of this, employee experiences will not improve rather it will degrade. Human resource managers are to note that about 85% of EX measurement efforts will fail.
Artificial intelligence (AI) builds a foundation
This will be one of the most significant transformation trends in 2019. AI will become more effective for companies to use in terms of improved data governance. This will be achieved by using intelligent tools that can move data governance to a state more ambient and contextual. In 2019, over 40% of businesses will have digital workers they have created by combining AI and robotics process automation (RPA). Seeing the foundation of digital success that AI will build, it, therefore, becomes necessary for HRs to see, predict, and understand AI.
Trends in 2019 that will grossly affect workplace inventions will largely depend on artificial intelligence. From AI-powered hiring to a more advanced data storage and computation procedures, talent management and less need for EX, there is more to expect from artificial technology in 2019 and HRs must prepare to remain useful in business.