As we have discussed in the context of each of the five IT developments, digital advances will have significant implications on employees, managers, and leaders alike. The most important implications include: • Talent management will become an everyday activity for each employee and manager.
• The locus of information and decision making will shift to employees—and away from a central group like HR or a small group of top leaders.
• Digital will knock down silos and blur boundaries—between HR and business lines, between consumer applications and enterprise applications, between layers in the organizational hierarchy, between business processes and HR processes, and between work and personal life.
• Talent management processes will better serve the business—because they’re customized to an organization’s changing needs and to the employees that work to make the business a success, and are able to more flexibly adapt to changing business conditions.
• Talent practices will become more integral to the business’s strategic capability—because they are datadriven, and because talent data is better integrated with an organization’s business data.