Peter Cochrane (TechRepublic) predicts radical change and the need for greater flexibility and agility. A sampling of trends:
Far fewer full-time employees and the old management structures and supports wane as they are recognised to be out of step with ‘the new stable economy.’
IT departments will continue to decline as they are seen as increasingly irrelevant with more capable workforces making a unilateral declaration of independence, adopting BYOD, and striking out as independent workers.
Information/analysis departments will be born and suffer extreme difficulty in finding the info scientists, analysts, modellers, and innovative thinkers that will be required to power up business.
Artificial Intelligence services will be born as providers sell their services online to a workforce hungry for up to date information, wisdom and advice beyond human ability.