When Pierre LeGrand says to a room full of HR people, “I want to postulate that we are the architects of a new age organism of interconnected employees who are human enhanced,” no one laughs.
In another place, in a different context LeGrand’s line might have rung funny. At this DisruptHR meeting in Singapore, it was a description of the future — and a not distant future — workplace. As he explained, “We need to understand how we are going to operate between humans and machines… We need to adapt in a machine-based world.”
LeGrand, Global Digital WorkplaceTechnology Consulting Leader at PwC, foresees a work world very different from what we have today. It will be highly visual; businesses will need to be much more agile equipping workers with tools that will make them faster and more productive. The culture of an organization will change, driven by how machines are integrated into the workforce.
What he gives us in his 5 minutes on the stage is not a blueprint for what HR needs to do, but a basket of ideas as to what this future will be like and the concepts HR leaders must take into account in preparing for the human enhanced machine workplace.
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