09 Apr 2020
REFERENCE : Breakfast Briefing

The Future of Work: Public Sector Workforce Planning for the Digital Age


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We are delighted to welcome Tera Allas CBE, Director of Research and Economics at McKinsey & Company, to Belfast for this briefing.

In her address, Tera will outline the findings of McKinsey’s recent report on the future of work and the necessity of rethinking skills to tackle the UK’s looming talent shortage. She will look at the challenges in workforce planning for the public sector, particularly in the context of McKinsey’s findings that 80% of global government transformation programmes fail to deliver on their stated objectives.

The report shows that the adoption of automation, along with technologies such as artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, is likely to unleash profound structural shifts in the workforce, amplified by other trends such as the aging population. It suggests that by 2030, two thirds of the UK’s workforce could be lacking basic digital skills, with significant sections of the workforce under-skilled in leadership, communication and decision making skills.

Tera will examine the steps that organisations can take in a disrupted market to find and nurture the skills that will help them deliver in the future. She will also bring to life the characteristics of those 20% of government transformation

Agenda:

0800       Breakfast & networking opportunities
0830       Presentation commences
0930       Opportunity for questions / discussion

1000       Event concludes

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