Platinum WFM From Across the Desk Newsletter - August 2023.
Spring is nearly here, and the return of longer brighter days!
August has seen the conversation change somewhat from talent shortages to economic concerns and challenges. Having said that the majority of our clients are busy with their professional services and labour hire businesses servicing a business community that is getting on with business and kicking goals!
The AICD (Australian Institute of Company Directors releases an Economic Outlook document and here is the latest release July 2023. Mark Thirlwell, the AICD's Chief Economist reflects on economic indicators and the signs these represent.
Empowering your "Future of Work" and workforce management journey. Some quick reads, from across our desk we thought you might enjoy. Quote of the month "If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way." - Napoleon Hill From across our workforce management desk. Winter - August 2023. How Smart Leaders Use the 10x Rule to Clarify Everything in Their Business Inc Australia (4 min read) Nick Sonnenberg reflects on the latest book by Dan Sullivan and Benjamin Hardy 10x Is Easier than 2x. This book teaches the reader a simple mindset that every entrepreneur should consider - one that has the potential to revolutionise the way you approach the trajectory of your business. How Servant Leadership Can Help You Navigate the Digital Era Forbes.com (4 min read) Our digital era, emerging technologies, new work frameworks, constant connectivity, and constant rapidly changing business environments, require leaders to think differently about their leadership styles and how best to serve the future of work. 25 ChatGPT tips to improve your productivity and save time Geeky-gadgets.com (3 min read) In this article by Julian Horsey, he looks at the wealth of activities that ChatGPT can handle ranging from simple task management, professional assistance, and event planning to even cooking and recipe inspiration. It seems that ChatGPT's application was far wider than many of us have considered. Essential Steps for Growth in a Talent-Short Marketplace: Workforce Management Solutions Platinumwfm.com.au (3 min read) We look at the key steps for growth in scaling your workforce management solutions for business growth and profitability. The competition for skilled workers has been and continues to be fierce, so it's essential you have the right strategies in place to attract, manage and retain top talent. Savvy workforce management solutions are one step in the path to success. 6 startup founders gaze into a future-of-work crystal ball techcrunch.com (5 min read) 6 founders share their thoughts and opinions on the future of work based on the recent events of Covid, rapid changes in the workplace, and new expectations of workforces who demand new work models for retention. With the world "returning to normal", these founders look at what the future of work might look like and the opportunities and challenges these present startup businesses and the broader business community. Hybrid is the happy work model techspot.com (2 min read) The author asks: Is the reality of remote work all that it's cracked up to be? "Hybrid is no longer just an employee perk but an employee expectation", suggests Ranjit Atwal, senior director analyst at Gartner. To your business success and future of work. Darren Berson Director / Client Success Manager P.S. If you’re not already connected with us, please join us on LinkedIn.
The concept of work has evolved significantly throughout human history, shaped by technological advancements, social changes, and economic shifts. As we step into the future, the world of work is undergoing a remarkable transformation. The integration of automation, artificial intelligence, and remote collaboration, among other factors, is redefining the very nature of work.
While changes bring exciting possibilities, they also pose challenges such as job displacement, skills gaps, and ethical considerations. To thrive in the future of work, individuals, organisations, and governments must proactively adapt, embrace lifelong learning, foster inclusivity, and ensure equitable opportunities for all. By navigating these challenges with foresight, we can build a future of work that harnesses technology to empower and enhance the human experience in unprecedented ways.
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