Why is the ESB important now?
The future of work has several paradoxes that will have an influence on us as individuals and which we will have to be prepared for professionally and emotionally. This new design of work will necessitate boundaries to avoid burnout, reduce related health issues, enhance empathy and interpersonal relationships and satisfy the need for meaning. With the ESB we want to shift the perception of work as a power for transformation at a personal, organisational and societal level. This perception will impact and influence organisational strategies, production methods and society as a whole.
In many sectors the war for talent is unrelenting. Recruiting and retaining the best people can be a challenge and organisations are having to constantly come up with new ways to engage employees. Organisation design will be reshaped. We will find ourselves working in environments where objectives will be achieved through partners and external contributors rather than permanent employees. We will have virtual organisations and flat organisations which will replace hierarchies with fluid project teams. There will be a need for a highly skilled, adaptable, flexible workforce in order to meet the challenges of the future.