MIT CISR research has shown that organizations that devolve decision making to empowered cross-functional teams outperform their industry peers. Yet in addition to having the authority to decide for themselves what they will accomplish and how to get things done, these teams require digital skillsets to effectively address emerging business priorities and drive organizational transformation. In this research project we will therefore explore organizations’ talent development approaches, with a particular focus on the skills and approaches required to develop a digital-first workforce. Research questions include:
- What skills do large, established organizations consider essential for a digital-first workforce?
- How do these organizations identify and classify the required skills in relation to existing skillsets?
- What activities and approaches help organizations to most effectively upskill and reskill their entire workforce?
Methods: Interviews with leaders who are involved in (setting up) enterprise-wide upskilling and/or reskilling efforts
Seeking: Leaders who are involved in (setting up) enterprise-wide upskilling and/or reskilling efforts. In addition, the research team would welcome the involvement of an organization that has made significant progress in developing a workforce that is digital-first.
Contact: Nick van der Meulen