Surprisingly few leaders have a comprehensive idea of the skills they can draw on within their teams, or a system to gather that information. But, according to Jeff Hesse, writing for Strategy+Business, this is crucial knowledge for an ever-changing, data and automation-driven business environment.
Even firms that do assess the skills base they have are unlikely to usefully employ those facts, says Hesse.
As co-leader of a “Workforce of the Future” study at PwC, he researches and imagines what workplace skills are likely to be needed in 2030. Response from business leaders to a recent survey for the study revealed that over 50% are currently looking at how man and machines will co-create.