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Which trends are expected to dominate the coming workplace?

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Technology is changing our lives in fundamental, profound ways. David Deming, Associate Professor of Education and Economics at Harvard University said we now see that automation does not translate to higher unemployment rates. On the contrary – as machines take over mundane tasks, employers expect more complex, creative and varied functions from their people. Companies are increasingly opting to apply workplace trends with new technologies that allow them to streamline repetitive tasks. Organizations like IBM and a number of startups are rolling out intelligent assistants, or chatbots, to handle the early stages of employee recruitment, answer mundane HR questions or personalize learning experiences.

Another important skillset that foreseeable workplace trends bring to the stage is data literacy, meaning the ability to work with and interpret data in meaningful ways. Data are increasingly the driving force behind not only commercial decisions, but choices regarding user experience and really, all facets of your product and company life. Being able to harness the power of the numbers is a really valuable skill today and it will only increase in significance in the years to come.

Data are increasingly the driving force behind not only commercial decisions, but choices regarding user experience and really, all facets of your product and company life. Being able to harness the power of the numbers is a really valuable skill today and it will only increase in significance in the years to come.

To remain valuable as employees, training for 2020 workplace trends will need to focus on developing a combination of technological and interpersonal skills to span the functions of finance, marketing, operations, supply chain, and Human Resources.

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You can view the full original article by Nikos Andriotis at Efront Learning, at: www.efrontlearning.com/blog/2017/10/trends-2020-workplace.html\\—