How is the workplace changing? And what does that mean for Learning and Development?
The late 1970’s saw the introduction of the commercial fax machine. The World Wide Web arrived in 1991, and globally interconnected email shortly thereafter. The social Web 2.0 became realized around the year 2000, with Facebook and Twitter launching in 2004 and 2006, respectively. Then came the intelligent/semantic Web 3.0 in the late 2000s. We’re on the precipice of the Internet of Things, which may represent the beginnings of Web 4.0, characterized by intelligent personal agents.
There’s no doubt that today’s workplace is markedly different from the workplace of 2005, which is clearly different from the workplace of 1995. So now, in 2015, what is changing today that will affect learning and development in the workplace? What risks to workplace learning do you see? What changes can we take advantage of to make a significant difference for our organizations?
Whether it’s the emergence of wirearchies, the approaching explosion of wearable technologies, or the increasingly social workplace, let us know your thoughts in a comment below.