Predicting a Transformational Year for IT and HR

By Samuel Greengard  |  Posted 2015-02-23 Email

Amid a rapidly changing business and IT environment, perhaps only one thing is entirely clear: Digital disruption in the new normal. A recently released report from Bersin by Deloitte Consulting, "Predictions for 2015: Redesigning the Organization for a Rapidly Changing World," underscores just how tumultuous and transformational the year will be, and just how much impact it will have on IT and human resources. "The global economic recovery, changing demographics and rapid changes in the technology landscape have come together to redefine the entire nature of work," states author Josh Bersin, principal and founder of Bersin by Deloitte. "This has resulted in a "new world of life—one in which work, home, family and personal lives are completely interconnected in a real-time way. 2015 is the time to be bold, innovative, and forward-thinking. The technology and workplace changes around us are dramatic and rapidly occurring." The consulting firm predicts that this emerging digital order will fundamentally change our lives and will alter the power dynamics between employers and employees. Technology is introducing greater transparency in the job market and a need for entirely different skill sets. The following are 10 key trends for 2015 from the report.

Samuel Greengard writes about business and technology for Baseline, CIO Insight and other publications. His most recent book is The Internet of Things (MIT Press, 2015).

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