Do you remember what you wanted to be when you grew up? It’s quite hard to think that way now. The pace with which technology is advancing will continue to fundamentally reshape future careers. Most children in elementary school today will likely work in jobs that don’t currently exist. With this reshaping of careers will come massive shifts in company culture as well.
Company culture is the personality of an organization. It’s made up of the beliefs, values and unspoken rules that drive it. It’s influenced heavily by the leadership of the company, but also in the way a workspace is physically set up and how employees interact with one another, which are both changing dramatically. Remote working, co-working spaces, teleconferencing, mobile and cloud technology are the principal drivers of that change.
People simply won’t need to be in the same physical location anymore and they’ll work and share information differently. They’ll even be evaluated differently. Meetings will become teleconferences. Open floor plans will become virtually interconnected workspaces. And work-from-home arrangements will no longer be a Friday luxury for a lucky few.
As a result of these changes, there will be a shift toward outcome-based evaluations. Far less emphasis will be placed on how or when work is done and more on the quality of the completed work itself. We’ll see a shift toward a remote hiring strategy in talent too. Because of the technological advances in job search and recruiting, employees will move towards pursuing the best possible experiences instead of adopting a loyalty to any one company.
All of these changes lead us to a more fluid and interconnected culture, a culture focused on growth and learning out of sheer necessity. A culture that focuses on individuality, convenience, efficiency and the quality of the output itself versus how that output is reached.
Although company culture can be hard to define, it’s integral to not only an employee’s experience but an organization’s success as well. With the rapid advances of technology only moving faster, leadership will need to be prepared for changes and ensure that it provides adequate training to keep employees informed in order to keep their company’s culture competitive in attracting top talent as well.
If you’re interested in preparing your organization’s culture for shifts in the future of work, or learning how to develop custom training to stay current with technology, we can help! Contact us today to speak with our team.
As companies turn towards hybrid workplaces, culture is rising