Future of Work
In times of rapid change, we are guided by our purpose to help the world run better and improve people’s lives. SAP’s Future of Work organization focuses on the future of the work force, the future of people and workplace practices, and the future of our HR function. The goal is to re-imagine the way we work today and in the future.
Dr. Christian Schmeichel
, SVP & Chief Future of Work Officer at SAP shares some key perspectives on where be believes the function needs to evolve:
📊 𝗕𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗮-𝗱𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗻 - Moving from anecdotal to facts/figures, developing analytical skills through training
💻 𝗕𝘂𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗱𝗶𝗴𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗰𝗮𝗽𝗮𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 - Not coding per se, but understanding systems and taking an agile approach
🙋♀️ 𝗙𝗼𝗰𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗼𝘆𝗲𝗲 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 - Adopting techniques used in customer service to improve people experiences
With these new competencies in data, digital, and customer orientation, HR can then execute core offerings like talent management and rewards more effectively.
The future won't happen overnight but expanding HR's skill set positions the function well moving forward. It's about updating the methodology while keeping people at the core.
Rapid technological advancements, changing societal norms, and mega events like a global pandemic influence the way we perceive work. But what is set to change, and what is just noise? As the Chief Future of Work Officer at SAP, Christian provides a strategic outlook on the future of work, while Richard, focuses on the impact on leaders and CEOs in particular.
Want to learn more about SAP’s Global Future of Work Organization and how we are agile organized in 8 Topic Clusters?
A little more than a year ago, we embarked on our journey, paving the way for our people to thrive in the future. As a team, we defined a holistic Future of Work Agenda along the three dimensions of:
- Future of Workforce
- Future of People & Workplace Practices
- Future of HR
With the Future of Work being so much more than flex work, we are set-up along 8 agile capability-based clusters to make this agenda a reality, including topics from Strategic Workforce Planning to the Health, Safety & Well-Being of our SAP colleagues. Read the new blog post here from Hanning Kruse.
Low-code-No-code (LCNC) is a trend that is here to stay: it opens up the door for many business users to create and adjust the software just as they need it and without requiring deep coding skills. This is important, as we are facing severe shortages in highly skilled developers on the market AND it´s essential for the Future of work as it is the business users knowing processes best.
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We all spent a lot of time in virtual workshops and remote meetings since the outbreak of Covid19 and this format will remain a part of our everyday work life.
So how can we ensure the best results possible and create great workshops? What challenges do we need to be aware of? How can we ensure high-quality workshops and embrace the significant benefits virtual meetings can have over onsite workshops?
With COVID-19 virtual work and collaboration became necessary to conduct business. Digital tools allow people from distant locations to connect and work towards a common goal without the cost, time and carbon emissions involved in physical travel. With tools continually advancing and becoming more life-like, virtual workshops are here to stay – even if we are slowly returning to the office. They will be an integral part of our future of work. When approached properly, virtual workshops can be just as effective as their in-person counterparts.
In this blog post you can expect:
- Step-by-step guidance on how to host and facilitate virtual workshops
- Best Practices to make your next virtual workshop run efficiently
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To accelerate our cloud transformation and empower our people to thrive in the Future of Work, leaders and teams at SAP need to evolve how they work together. Which new ways of working and practices help organization and teams to get ready for the Future of Work, and how can teams introduce them? As Center of Expertise, we coach pioneering teams and coordinate the New Work Movement as platform for learning and exchange.