Technology is influencing our everyday lives, and it is impossible to ignore the impact of technology on businesses in this day and age. Technological advancements such as cloud databases and artificial intelligence are developing at lightning speed, especially after the pandemic. Business experts predict that technology will change the course of businesses in the next ten years.
According to Gartner, ” In the future, competitive advantage for 30% of the organizations will come from workplace ability to exploit emerging technologies creatively”.
Experts have made specific predictions as to how businesses will progress in the future. These are as follows:
Smart machines will be our partners
Increasing demand for more digitalized offices sparked the killer combo- work and technology. Business professionals are investigating the everyday use of smart software, Artificial Intelligence(AI), and robots to develop every office work strategy and gain a competitive advantage for their organizations. Gartner predicts that by 2028, companies will start to increase the use of smart machines, software apps, and avatars. AI software will be available to the general public to be used for personal or learn based activities. Moreover, AI will give birth to a series of advancements; personal virtual assistants, cloud communities, and open applications.
Low-code will be the future of businesses
Over the years, tech experts have refined coding to suit today’s needs better. To facilitate developers, they have developed approaches that enable faster and more efficient coding. This software development approach is called low-code development. Low-code is a disruptive force, destined to flourish and thrive. Due to its excessive qualities, it will empower not only IT experts but organizations too. Organizations will have to digitize their business processes to gain a competitive advantage in the future.
Microsoft has recently launched its low-code platform known as “PowerApps.” PowerApps has already succeeded in establishing its position as one of the top low-code platforms due to its increasing advantages;
- responsive design
- minimal coding
- drag and drop interfaces
- rich business logic
Low-code is already reshaping the way businesses operate. In the future, the dire need for converting manual processes to automated processes will encourage more companies to opt for low-code platforms. Low-code will also help companies to upgrade their software according to the changing needs of the future.
Offices will be reinvented for remote working
Due to COVID, businesses have realized that they don’t need an office. They don’t have to spend a million dollars renting a place for people to work when they can work from home. Market leaders, Facebook, and Google, have offered their employees to work from remote locations until 2021. International lockdown in the past couple of months has affected our economic and social behaviors and is continuing to do so, even after the lockdown easement. This means that organizations acknowledge ” work from home” as an option, where employees can work from distinct locations while being safe.
This will also open up opportunities for businesses to hire employees from all over the world. If you don’t need to work in an office, Google can hire you from anywhere in the world. For instance, if you are a genius living in Pakistan or Zimbabwe, Google will hire you if you are talented. In conclusion, this will give rise to “Global Offices,” where businesses will encourage qualified individuals from different parts of the world to work for their company.
Constant upskilling will outweigh experience
In the future, businesses will value cognitive behavior over casuistic attitudes at work. Employees will have to focus on critical thinking, creativity, and constant upskilling digitally.
“ The demand for digital skills has grown by 60% over the past several years. In today’s digital economy, the demand for new ideas, new information and new business models that continually expand, combine and shift into new ventures and new businesses will increase,” says De Onn Griffin, senior analyst at Gartner
This means that businesses will have to foster a continuous learning environment to upskill their techniques. Therefore, the responsibility falls upon the shoulders of HR leaders to create modern programs such as consumerized learning to encourage ongoing training for its employees to deliver better.
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