In the most recent Tech Trends 2020 report issued by Deloitte we can find a list of nine factors that, according to the experts involved in creating it, will contribute to business optimization, increase in innovation and the general benefits of the macro forces (as the authors call these phenomena). Those factors overlap with each other and interact to such a degree, that it’s difficult to isolate the ones that are especially important for the business in general. Among them one can find three aspects crucial from this text’s perspective – agility and speed of action, the employees of the future, and work management and culture.
Speaking of agility, today, on the threshold of year 2020, no one should need more reasons to appreciate the value of this approach. Adaptability and flexibility of an organization are crucial for the development and innovation implementation in every field of business activity. The changing market realities cause profound changes in the task profiles and in challenges faced by the ICT industry employees. Technological competences have to go hand in hand with soft skills – such as an ability to work in a team, willingness to acquire new qualifications, or an ability to establish a relation with the customer. All of that won’t happen if an organization lacks a sustainable management that is oriented on supporting its employees, as well as a friendly organizational culture which is an invaluable tool to support the recruitment processes, the employees’ development and to inspire their creativity.
Agile teams are a product of all of the above forces; they are ready to help the hiring customer win the innovation race. The implementation of Agile methodologies in business is still presented as one of those factors that speed up the digital transformation. Even if our own organization is still not ready for an Agile revolution, perhaps it is worth to take a look at Agile teams at work and use their (not only technological) experience for our own gain. Team leasing is a phenomenon that bring a potential not yet appreciated on the Polish market. There is no doubt that the organizations who first notice it and use it for their own development are going to have a unique opportunity to establish a competitive advantage, regardless of the industry.