Whitepaper/Research

How Organizations can achieve Resilience amidst Disruption

Identify disruption and enact transformative strategies to endure change
SilkRoad Technology
The question for 2020 and beyond:

Have organizations built an agile and resilient workforce strategy that endures disruption and change?

We’ve experienced several years’ worth of transformation in just a few short months.The degree of disruption has varied across geographies and industries. All organizations are seeking ways to stabilize and adopt strategies and working models that promote resiliency within their people and business operations.

The challenge:

Minimize risk and business impact amidst change

Change is a constant, ubiquitous force impacting all areas of people and business operations across the world. Today, organizations need to operate in a hybrid model of remote and on-site work, an environment that changes from week to week with new entrants, as well as regulations and business pressures. In the newly termed ‘never normal,’ organizations will have to find ways to navigate constant change while maintaining employee engagement, productivity and business continuity if they are to achieve agility and resiliency in the weeks, months and years to come.

How can organizations overcome these challenges?

To answer how organizations should address change and adapt their workforces, the Human Capital Media Research Group – the research arm of Workforce – partnered with SilkRoad Technology for the Leading Workforce Transformations survey. We asked survey respondents for their opinions on disruption and workforce transformation. The survey was conducted from December 2019 to January 2020, before the widespread impacts of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The following report highlights the results.

Key Takeaways

In the newly termed ‘never normal’, organizations will have to find ways to navigate constant change while maintaining employee engagement, productivity and business continuity if they are to achieve agility and resiliency in the weeks, months and years to come

How do organizations overcome these challenges?

Business disruptions driving a need for new people strategies

Preparedness for disruption and transformation

Top needs and challenges of workforce transformation

Importance of talent mobility to achieve agility

Onboarding as a foundation for resiliency

About the Publishers

Silkroad Technology

SilkRoad Technology’s software and services platform helps our clients attract, retain and align people to their business. Our solutions start with Global Client Services to provide strategic HR and business expertise. SilkRoad then designs secure solutions tailored to your business requirements at scale for global companies. We deliver personalized experiences for employees to drive engagement across the employment lifecycle to enable measurable and better business outcomes.

Workforce

Workforce applies the scientific principles of engineering and research to advance the happiness, welfare and efficiency of those who work. Pioneered by James R. Angell, president of Yale University and Carnegie Corp., the origins of Workforce stretch back 97 years to a joint initiative between the Engineering Foundation and the National Research Council. Our call is the continued growth and unification of these modern engineering, labor, management and educational bodies to lead workforce science to its farthest possibleforward point.

Human Capital Media

The Human Capital Media (HCM) Research and Advisory Group is the research division of Human Capital Media, publisher of Chief Learning Officer and Workforce magazines. The Research and Advisory Group specializes in partnered custom content solutions — customizable and proprietary deliverables that integrate seamlessly with existing marketing programs. Our proprietary Talent Tracker data service gives practitioners point-of-need data analytics access to inform strategic HR decisions. By leveraging access to senior-level decision-makers and identifying industry trends, the HCM Research and Advisory Group can deliver keen insight into all areas of L&D, talent and HR.

Publish Date

September 2020