What Can IT Professionals Expect in Their Future Workplace?
It’s all about flexibility, machine learning and staff augmentation in tomorrow’s world for people who work in IT. While this is a common theme across all workplaces and careers, the IT work environment will become a lot less rigid, both in terms of roles and structure.
No one knows for sure at this time what kinds of jobs will emerge over the coming years as new technologies take the place of many existing human roles. That said, AI requires human deployment, maintenance and analysis. Robots can’t do it all.
There are clear skills required for career longevity in IT, of course. People with analytical expertise are expected to fare well, for example. But, in addition to that, IT professionals of the future will need to be able to work across teams and functions, with the ability to adapt when required. They’ll need to be multi-skilled and able to work in a cross-functional role.
Machine Learning to Assess Employee Talents
Many leading companies are already looking to technologies such as machine learning to protect and enhance employees’ jobs rather than technology being a contributory factor to the disappearance of people in the workplace.
By allowing the machines to take over repetitive, mundane tasks, people in IT can focus on making sense of the data and utilizing their emotional intelligence to predict outcomes and make sound business decisions for the organization and its customers.
Machine learning will also aid Human Resources and Line Managers in skills assessments, allowing them to fully understand the talents of each employee and contractor, which in turn helps with staff augmentation.
Flexible Working with Staff Augmentation
Staff augmentation brings employees, contractors and freelancers together based on the skills required for a particular project. It works better than project outsourcing in that companies retain quality control, and it also taps into strong specialist expertise rather than employing the same existing skills of an internal team for everything. This encourages all professionals within the company’s internal and external teams to step up their game and build on their skills.
As a professional in IT, you’ll need to continue developing your skills and remain agile, flexible and open to new ways of working.
As an employer, you’ll need to find new ways of utilizing AI to enhance your resources, and you’ll need to build a strong pool of talent inside and outside of the company to bring together for projects. For that to happen successfully, you’ll need a central resource to manage those fragmented teams, with a comprehensive understanding of what each employee brings to the table.
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