This is my final post in a series based on an event I attended back in June this year, the event was held in London and it was http://www.techforbritain.co.uk/
It caught our eye to attend based on some of the speakers and topics that were being discussed.
Building a sustainable workforce strategy – Jyoti Sharma @JyotiSharma20
The concept of this talk was based on some key factors when building a team or a workforce to achieve something. These consist of:
- What Challenges
- What is sustainable
- How to measure
- Decipher the what
- Explore the how
During this session I was furiosly taking notes so I hope they make sense to all.
- Over reliance of engagement plus retention strategies on competition
- Segmentation of workforce
- Talent of development
- Leadership Commitment in strategy and execution
We first have to look at the sustainability length are we talking 3-6 month, 1 year, 3 years, 5 years or longer. Longer probably doesn’t work as we do not know the future but depends on the nature of the workforce and the tasks in hand but beyond 5 it’s an unknown.
- Sector Specific
- Performance orientated
- Higher resource utilisation
- Retention through multiple personas
There was a really good slide used by Jyoti here but I was unable to get a picture or a copy of the deck to show here.
- Game changing leadership
- Continous improvements and invesment
- Constant review
- Right talent in the right roles and the right time.
- Inspire as a collective
The final point was quite interesting for me as the team I am in are completely remote and we are based in all areas of the world, challenges around timezones and face to face interactions so we have to make sure that final point is 100% focused on the outcome.
Revisiting the notes I took through the event back in June and looking back through some of the other concepts has got me thinking about a few things on how to better use your time. But also just because something is working doesn’t mean it cannot be evolved to be more efficient.
Another thing to add here is around “Digital Transformation” last week I attended a Cloud Camp event in London again and they were asking the audience their description of the buzzword. Some marketing people may not like it being coined a buzzword but what is your opinion on it and why do we use it?
My short take on the term is that as we continue to evolve our lives through data and technology, process and workflows are going to be advanced to make better decisions and drive better outcomes because of the insights we glean from data. All in all my take on Digital Transformation is one of improving things through process by leveraging that data and technology.
The event was useful to look at things in a different manner to the usual technical bubble and events I usually attend. I will be looking for other thought leadership events to pick up more aspects of the business in the future.