Survey finds that businesses in the Middle East do not feel “future-workforce-ready” in 60% of cases.
Understanding the rapidly changing world of work is pivotal to preparing
Building on its survey and interviews of HR and business leaders across the region, the report found that, by their own admission, leaders are not doing enough to develop future-proof capabilities within their
Work of the Future
Technology is undoubtedly the change of the future – and with that change, comes impact. The report looks at the impact of technology through the lens of both,
Workers of the future
Meanwhile, Middle East respondents seem to be significantly more proactive when it comes to future-proofing their talent, with respondents feeling 45% more prepared than their global counterparts across key worker readiness area.
For example, it was found that 88% of respondents in the region agreed that they highly value, develop and reward human skills such as leadership, creativity
Unleashing great work performance
While the region has taken significant steps to embrace diversity in the workplace and raise awareness of its positive impact on organizational success, inclusivity remains a key risk factor that hinders organisational success with progress lagging globally. Most notably in the region, the highest overall risk related to unleashing inclusive performance, was found to be in the use of data analysis to de-bias hiring and rewards.
As organisations across the world start moving more towards a co-working relationship between humans and robots, the question of trust, transparency and accountability levels must be extended. The report concluded that in order to boost performance in the workplace, organisations must put a significant focus on inclusivity, fairness, wellbeing, work ecosystems and unlocking productivity. Organisations have tended to respond to these challenges by increasing individuals’ workloads instead of improving performance. Creating the right environment and building trust will capitalise on and attract “digital nomads” and leverage new ways of working. This will restructure employee value proposition to drive value as well as allow flexibility.
David Suarez, People and Organisation PwC Middle East leader, noted: “ In many ways the Middle East is broadly in line with global trends, but in terms of how ready businesses are for change, we lag behind the rest of the world, and that puts us at greater risk when thinking of future workforce and keeping up with global markets. We have a young, tech-savvy workforce, and unemployment is generally low by global standards.
PwC around the world carries out research to build analysis to better understand the “change” coming forward in order to prepare people and
For a full copy of the report please visit: www.pwc.com/me/workforceofthefuture
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