Magazine article Talent Development

The World of Work Is Changing

Magazine article Talent Development

The World of Work Is Changing

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Coming up with this year's trends article was challenging. An aging world population; economic activity shifting to emerging markets; the pervasive impact and ubiquity of technology; and the global flow of capital, people, and information are changing business, and thus talent development, at lightning speed. Pat Galagan had to whittle the trends affecting our industry down to six that are generating the most press and creating the greatest challenges.

These trends and conditions that are driving business are forcing companies to look for more innovation and less complexity, Galagan writes. And that is widening the global skills gap. The six trends highlighted in this month's cover article are ones we are all familiar with, but also ones we should be preparing solutions for within organizations. The "boundaryless career" is all about a new way to work-part-time, temporary, contingent, contract work, or myriad employers in a lifetime of work. Employee expectations are changing, and that is changing the way employees view work and their employers.

The next trend has to do with performance management. It is changing to a strengths-based system that must be designed for the employee. …

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