The Future of Leadership: How work is impacted by the connection and convergence of people and technology

Leaders have a tough job – and one that is only set to get tougher. The world is changing, work is changing, and we are at the beginning of a fourth industrial revolution.

Technological advances such as AI and robotics are already disrupting almost every industry; many occupations and specialties most in-demand today did not exist 10 years ago. In fact, 65% of children entering primary school today will end up working in jobs that don’t yet exist.¹

How to best identify high-potential individuals has been the subject of debate among HR and leadership teams for years. Generic measures of potential may help organisations identify future leaders but they fail to provide an understanding of the sort of leadership roles to which those identified would be best suited. This is problematic for both the individual and the organisation as they start to map out the future.

In our most recent Global Workforce Survey, just 39% of employees said their leaders are doing a good job of developing future leaders.

Hannah Mullaney, Managing Consultant at Saville Assessment, looks at how best to identify leadership potential and develop agile leaders who can master the digital world and thrive amid all the disruption.

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¹ World Economic Forum, ‘The future of jobs’, January 2016