Digital Skills Development

What new skills and roles do firms need, and how can they develop them?

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DIGITAL SKILLS

The firm of the future needs a range of new skills that go beyond traditional professional education and qualification, from data analytics and technology development to service design and user experience.

Firms need to support and up-skill existing employees, including management, to operate confidently in a digital world, but they also need to look at hiring, training and HR practices to ensure they have the right talent pipeline in place for the future.

NEW CULTURE OF WORK

How will firms engage employees more effectively and involve them in shaping the future workplace? This will become a key differentiator in attracting the talent needed to compete with new startups and technology firms entering professional services markets.

How will the culture of the firm changes when fee earners are not just traditionally educated specialists, but also technologists or experts in adjacent fields?

KEY SERVICE ELEMENTS

  • Employee engagement
  • Digital skills programmes
  • Digital leadership development
  • New thinking in HR
  • Networked learning & development
  • The new culture of work
  • Digital workplace design
  • Multi-disciplinary agile teaming

Future Firm Work Culture

Roadmap for future skills & roles

We support firms in discovering what new competencies and skills they will need in the near future and how to develop them.

Talent acquisition & retention

We guide firms in creating a workplace culture that helps attract and retain talent from startups and tech firms, as well as traditional professionals. 

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Creating new hybrid roles

We help firms succeed in the digital economy by helping them create new hybrid roles blending technology, data or design, in addition to a solid grounding in professional education. 

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How do you change the place where work happens?

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Empowered Teams Need Enabling Leadership

Recently I've been seeing some pushback against the buzz around employee empowerment. Like any management trend, there is a valid critique to be voiced when an organisation talks about empowering their employees, but in reality doesn't follow through and just...

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Retaining digital talent

The demand for digital talent at all levels of the organisation far outstrips supply. Research by Mortimer Spinks indicates that by 2020 the UK is expected to have a shortage of 800,000 tech workers. Recruiting them costs more and takes longer than any other...

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Measuring how trust manifests in organisations

Building a culture of trust between management and the workforce is a key factor in reducing resistance to organisational change, and it helps create stronger alignment and sharing of ideas and practices. But, typically, trust is only measured once a year, or once a...

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