Utilizing Resources for the Future Work Arrangements

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Gorn Huvanandana


In today’s VUCA environment, the world has faced many uncertain challenges, from technological disruptions to demographic changes that lead to new behaviors that result in inevitable business transformations. Adding to that, a global pandemic of COVID-19 has greatly affected all people's adjustments to the "new normal" ways of living. As a result, flexible work arrangements such as WFH or remote work have emerged as one of the key themes in the HRM realm following the changing terrain. Given that these arrangements have managerial implications for the leadership and decision-makers, this article aimed to portray the impact of the changes in global terrain on how people adjusted to the new way of working. Furthermore, given that COVID-19 outbreaks are likely to persist and become a local epidemic, this article attempted to forecast the future of work arrangements, including innovative ways for people to adjust to new ways of working.Key themes emphasized new skills and competencies required in response to the digital landscape, flexible work arrangements from the physical workplace to how actual tasks and work can be restructured to suit organizational needs, as well as fostering a sense of community that promotes human interactions to support learning and knowledge transfer. The article adds to the understanding of HRM through foresights that promote strategic policy making and contribute to the organization’s sustainable growth in the long run.

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