Human Capital Management Interim Academic Director Steve Safier, PhD recently presented "Changes in the Post-Coronavirus Labor Market: How to be Prepared for the Work of the Future" as part of AmCham Chile's virtual conference, "Companies' Social and Labor Agenda: New Scenarios Post-Pandemic" on 7/23.
The conversation covered the way that organizations such as IBM are offering ways to help their employees be more resilient in the current environment. Leaders from the National Skills Coalition spoke about the importance of supporting the development of new skills needed by different segments of the workforce.
Dr. Safier spoke about a decades-long struggle in business and among leadership to help people leverage their particular skills and fulfill clear job expectations while, at the same time, think and act outside their "functional silos" and focus on customer needs.
"One of the most fundamental questions in business is how to strike the optimal balance between providing structure for employees vs. promoting flexibility in how jobs are done. This enables people to innovate and contribute while growing in ways that suit them and the business. The challenges presented in the 'COVID-19 world' raise the stakes for getting this right, and afford opportunities for people to work in new and rewarding ways."
The challenges presented in the 'COVID-19 world' raise the stakes for getting this right, and afford opportunities for people to work in new and rewarding ways.— Steve Safier, PhD, Interim Academic Director, Human Capital Management
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