During 2020 there has been a lot of doubt in the workplace but know for a fact that developments that evolved dramatically during that period will be the in full use by employers going forward. From one of end of the planet to the other and throughout all types of businesses, companies are profoundly reconsidering all components of the methods of how work is accomplished. While we forge down the road and determine what and how businesses will appear in 2021 and into the future, it is patently a fact that people in the workplace will be required to continuously improve their work skill sets and learning proclivity to maintain a level of proficiency to keep up with all the ongoing developments. Here is a list of developments to know about in the workplace now and going forward.
Growth in Computerization with Built-In Automation
In the period since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic to now, computerization and built-in automation has exploded. During the same period, sales for online courses on improving skills covering integration of computerization and automation have grown dramatically as well. Several companies offering these courses have experienced sales growth levels from 300% all the way to 700%. In the high-tech and software business automation sales have increased by 1,600%.
Companies and organizations are adopting project management software that combines operations with technology now more than ever. Purchases of development operation courses have exploded from 2019 to 2020. Sales of cloud computing online learning have also increased dramatically with growth levels exceeding 1,400%
Cybersecurity—Malware, Spyware, & Ransomware
Attacks on businesses, hospitals, governmental agencies, and organizations involving ransomware, malware, spyware have exploded during the pandemic. With that in mind, all entities, from nonprofits to government agencies like the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, have signed up and completed cybersecurity training and worked on improving workplace skills in this area. Due to advent and growth of remote work, training subjects offered include web security, wireless network security, network security and data security. IT department are focusing on setting up a construct that creates a secure remote team workplace.
The developments described are here to stay in 2021 and beyond. People are working remotely, and they need the support, systems, and training to do their jobs well, stay healthy, and to do it safely. Businesses need to determine which developments described are important and then implement training and systems to incorporate them.