Accenture: Leaders of Digital Economy Will Place People and Values First
Accenture recently released a report that highlights how companies can adopt a people-first approach to address overwhelming technological changes, by dramatically disrupting the workforce.
“In the Accenture Technology Vision 2016, we’ve identified five technology trends that are critical to digital success. Digital means people too and a cornerstone of this year’s Vision is people first. Companies that embrace digital can empower their workforce to continuously learn new skills to do more with technology and generate bigger and better business results,” said Paul Daugherty, Accenture’s Chief Technology Officer.
The first trend is intelligent automation, where artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and augmented reality are used to change the way business operates, and drive a new, more productive relationship between people and machines.
Second is exploiting technology to enable workforce transformation by creating highly adaptable and change-ready environments that are able to meet dynamic digital demands. This is referred to as liquid workforce.
The third trend that Accenture foresees in 2016 is platform economy. Here, platform-based business models are used to capture new growth opportunities, driving change in the global macroeconomic environment.
In 2016, fast-emerging digital ecosystems are creating the foundation for the next wave of disruption, making it predictable. Forward-thinking leaders can proactively predict these ecosystem trajectories to gain a competitive advantage. This is the fourth trend.
Finally, as trust is a cornerstone of the digital economy, it is important to gain the trust of individuals, ecosystems, and regulators. 83 percent of survey respondents agree that businesses must focus on digital ethics as a core strategy; better security alone won’t be enough.