Welcome to “Capital H,” a podcast series from Deloitte Consulting’s Human Capital practice. Hosted by Burt Rea, managing director for Deloitte Consulting LLP and General Manager of Bersin™, and David Mallon, VP and chief analyst for Bersin™, Deloitte Consulting LLP, the series explores the disruptive forces affecting the workplace, the workforce, and the changing nature of work itself. You’ll hear expert perspectives from business and industry leaders who are putting humans at the center of work. Each episode examines the evolving trends in human capital while inspiring you to learn and lead. Tune in to cultivate your own potential.
The future of work in a post-pandemic world
The COVID-19 pandemic brought on the future of work in accelerated bursts and swept in sooner than expected, creating an urgent need for new maps, new mindsets, and new strategies. In this episode, we assembled a roundtable of Deloitte Human Capital leaders to help us understand the future of work in a post-pandemic world armed with a human approach and an enterprise mindset.
COVID-19 pushed organizations to challenge their workers to expand their roles to anything that needed to be done; workers were able to rise to the challenge. The workforce adapts more dramatically than many would have expected when faced with so many new challenges. In this episode, we’ll hear from Barbry McGann, executive director of the office of CHRO Solution Marketing at Workday, about how she has seen organizations and workers increase the ability to adapt and reskill.
Governing workforce strategies
COVID-19 was a rude awakening for workforce strategy planners. It quickly became very clear that retrospective metrics and measurements that describe the workforce’s current state severely limit an organization’s ability to survive disruption—let alone thrive in it. In this episode, we’ll examine results from the 2021 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends survey and learn why 47% of executives said they will undertake multiple scenario planning more often in the future.
Superteams: Where work happens
It isn’t news that new technological advancements are disrupting the world of work. However, the view of how technology fits into work has traditionally been narrowly focused on technology as a tool and enabler. But this approach is starting to change; more organizations are constructing “superteams” that integrate technology as part of the team to fundamentally rearchitect work. In this episode, we’ll hear from Bruce Sanchez, the Global Lead of Sales Learning & Development Technology at Dell.
Leading the shift from survive to thrive
The human and economic impacts of COVID-19 forced all organizations to enact radically new ways of working and operating. Organizations responded to a sudden, unforeseen crisis that changed and confounded efforts to predict and plan for events. Having a plan to deal with the unexpected isn’t all organizations need in such times. Even more mission-critical is a fundamental mindset shift from surviving to thriving.
Sneak peek at Season 7
COVID-19 proved that people and organizations are capable of tremendous growth in a crisis. Now, the challenge for many organizations will be to sustain this momentum and discover new ways to thrive in the long term, even as disruption constantly resets the path forward. In Season 7 of Capital H, we dive deeper into these topics and chapters in our 2021 Global Human Capital Trends report to explore how organizations can bring out the human strengths that make organizational thriving possible.