Future trends in organizational development

Futuretrends in organizational development

Inthe 21st-century organizations have realized that the workforce isquite skilled, more flexible and coupled with the lack of specialistsbut highly skilled workers. This, however, means that the workers inan organization are changing so as to be able to tackle issues in the21st century. The workforce consisted of tech-savvy, flexible, verycooperative and filled with immense talent. There are a couple oftrends that organizations are using today. They include-

i).Engaging and developing

Thismeans that the employees are put in charge in fixing occurring day today performance failures. There is also a learning revolution wherebyknowledge is shared so as to increase the performance of theorganization. Organizations want to maintain a policy where if theyare the best now they should also maintain that in the future also.

ii).Leadership and Succession

Leadershipdevelopment is a must especially on employees who are new to theorganization. This is an investment and should be given a highpriority. The young employees are the future of the organization itis through them that the organization will continue to succeed. Theymust also be prepared so as to succeed the leaders after they opt toretire and continue the organization`s legacy.

iii)Attractand Retain

Organizationsare focused on attracting and recruiting talent meaning that theywant the best. The new talent also comes up with new ideas that needto tackle future problems that may occur. Organizations are alsoworking on making a better working environment for their employees.This is done because of the need to retain employees and possibly getnew ones who will be attracted to the organization. They also need toeliminate distractions that may occur. Organizations also seekemployees that who know their purpose in the organization and havethe passion for working


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