Work and education are two areas that have been radically transformed as a result of the pandemic. From a remote model in most cases, to a hybrid one that combines physical and virtual presence, both activities will continue to evolve in the future.
Similarly, the forces that drive them will continue to change and strengthen: connectivity, security, cloud, analytics, among others. But also the culture and feelings of the people will have a great influence.
In particular, people and companies arrived at 2023 much more aware that their expectations must be well-founded, given the prevailing conditions, but also that they must be sufficiently resilient to face the changes or alterations that arise along the way.
In accordance with a WeWork studio, 81% of employees in Latin America consider that hybrid work is the ideal model to carry out their work. Meanwhile, 64% of companies in Mexico have a well-executed hybrid work plan, which speaks of the level of maturity in this area.
Besides, experts from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) They agree that hybrid education must be perfected and maintained once classes begin to normalize at all educational levels. For the permanence of this modality it requires digital skills related to the cognitive, procedures and attitude.
Listen to human capital
As regards the workplace, three trends stand out that will have a great influence on the direction they will follow this year and beyond.
- Analysts agree that hybrid work will continue to occupy an important place in companies that seek to structure the right strategy that integrates a hybrid work culture and, at the same time, focuses on the employee experience. Listening closely to employee feedback to find the right balance between face-to-face collaboration, inclusion, flexibility, and your work and personal lives will be key to your success and satisfaction.
- With the help of the HR team and the Analytics team, companies can understand their people data and use this technology to create plans for their workforce. And it is that companies require data to know what skills their collaborators have, what is needed to promote business initiatives and where to improve to enrich their learning and development strategies. In fact, data will be needed to hire the best talent and determine effective compensation and retention policies.
- Guaranteeing diversity, equity and inclusion will be part of a company’s business strategy. Employees and candidates are known to aspire to work in a culture that gives them a sense of ownership, while driving, tracking and measuring results to bring about meaningful change in all areas of the business.
Better prepared academics
Now, education has much greater potential to benefit from technology and analytics. In this sense, the forecasts point towards four predictions.
- Analytics can help accurately identify the supply and demand for academic staff, support initiatives to diversify the faculty, and forecast future workforce needs.
- When used at the basic and higher education levels, analytics can be of great help in training, preparing, recruiting, and retaining candidates to deliver high-quality education.
- In 2023, it is expected that there will be closer integration between the universities where teachers are trained and the basic and secondary education institutions they serve; this as a result of further data integration and analysis. Scholars will graduate with extensive knowledge of educational best practices.
- Research universities must constantly deal with siled data, obstacles to collaboration, threats to data privacy, and massive data sets that require extensive manual management. In 2023, we will see more research universities employing strong data management and analytics strategies to bring data together on a single platform, promote collaboration, enjoy faster computing speeds in a secure environment, leading to increased funding and innovation.
The inertia that work and education took almost three years ago will undoubtedly continue, and will continue to be driven by a closer interaction between organizations and academic institutions, and the individuals that comprise them. In the same way, it will be enriched by a new cultural vision and the use of technologies and innovations that will help integrate the roadmap towards the future.
Education Manager at SAS Latin America