January 30, 2013 08:00 AM Eastern Time
Saba Announces Top “New World of Work” Trends for 2013
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Saba (NASDAQ: SABA), the premier provider of people-centric enterprisesolutions, today announced its industry insights for 2013 trends impacting today’s “New World of Work.” Supporting more than2,100 organizations and more than 31 million users worldwide with itslearningandtalentmanagement products,Sabahas
insight and knowledge around how businesses, government agencies and non-profits can best enable their people to accomplishwork. Saba’s vision for this “New World of Work” applies to organizations of all sizes, anywhere in the world.As the adoption of mobile devices in the workplace continues to accelerate, the method in which people access and shareinformation is rapidly changing. They demand access to their work applications, information and colleagues wherever they areand on whatever device they choose. Organizations must cater to this environmental shift, ensuring they support their mostimportant asset, their people, with the technology framework and business processes to excel in their work.According to Saba, the “New World of Work” trends to watch include: 1.
The Move to Hyper-Specialization:
Work will become more of a tradable asset. There will be more independentcontractors and freelancers with “hyper-specialization,” in addition to regular employees with generalized know-how.Moreover, companies increasingly will rely on crowdsourcing to secure skills and services, allocate tasks and completeprojects. 2.
Content Goes Increasingly Social and HD:
People will increasingly consume information from an expanding range ofcontent types. These include HD video streaming, live news feeds, documents and VoIP. There will also be an increaseddemand for platforms that deliver the desired content globally. These include live web meetings, webinars and interactivevirtual classrooms optimized for low-bandwidth networks. 3.
Heightened Power of “People Networks”:
Employees, partners and customers will increasingly leverage social enterpriseplatforms to remove siloes and better collaborate, innovate, receive instant feedback and learn like they never have before.Organizations need to remove the boundaries of the enterprise in order to really understand and leverage the collectiveintelligence and collaborative effectiveness. 4.
Increased Demand for Leaders Everywhere:
The continued globalization and increased growth in emerging markets willrequire companies to look for and develop international leaders at a greater rate. Companies will need professionals withglobal awareness, fluency, corporate acumen and cultural understanding to achieve their business success. Technology is thekey to enabling organizations, regardless of size, to perform business worldwide. 5.
Social, Real-Time Collaboration and Gamification Join the Enterprise:
These applications will become the fabric andinherent capability of many enterprise offerings this coming year. To fully support its workforce, companies need to embedsocial and collaboration capabilities into existing business processes. It’s more than real-time access to data on devices, it’sbeing able to analyze, collaborate and engage with that data. 6.
Increased Use of Modern People Management:
Managing performance will move from an annual event to one withcontinuous 360 feedback, alignment, communication, development and transparency. Anyone in a person’s people networkwill also be able to provide constructive feedback to current projects or tasks, in addition to that person’s goals. Gaps will be
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