Consultancy firm DDI recently published a great post that aggregated data from 20 HR influencers on their most talked about leadership topics. Influencers are a great barometer of the market and it’s interesting to correlate what they’re talking about against client conversations.
There are certainly five headlines from the DDI’s list of 10 that are hot topics for our clients. Some of them like diversity are regular conversations, others like ethics, are emerging as technology evolves and throws up new challenges.
Here are five of the DDIs topics that we’re helping companies to address through Stratigens.
It’s no wonder businesses often feel like they’re drowning in data. And that’s only their internal data. Add external data to the equation and it’s even more complex. I believe that tools that can recognise credible data, analyse it and present back trends in a user-friendly format will have an increasingly large role to play in HR and leadership teams.
Due to the changing nature of work, employers are looking for a wider range of behaviours - and they’re more interested in values and how people shape culture. Skills such as critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving are becoming more important meaning there is increased demand for uniquely human skills.
But we put just as much focus on inclusion. Through our bespoke work we research client cultures, teams, values and aspirations to ensure that people will stay and grow with an organisation.
“As more people and business decisions are influenced by data, leaders and decision-makers must continue to be vigilant in how they use their data to track behaviours and influence people and consumers.”
I think we’ll see ethics on the 2020 list any beyond. I have more and more discussions about the ethical application of AI and automation. How do we make sure we don’t apply powerful tools to a data or a process that isn’t perfect in the first place? This is something we at Stratigens pay a lot of attention to.
For us, technology makes what used to be a manual research process more efficient, accurate and timely. It’s a tool so we can deliver what we do in a user-friendly format to clients any time and anywhere. We’re adopting more AI into our platform as we continue to develop it. Along with our clients, it’s certainly in our top five for 2019.
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