Ten Trends of 2025 for Human Resources Management
Firstly, I am not an astrologer. Secondly, I do not intend to be one. Thirdly, even if I wish, I cannot become as I am not destined not be one!
So what? Any experienced professional can extrapolate the past logically and apply instincts to pull in (reasonable) predictions. And that is what I am trying to do in this article. Based on the developments in the past 2 decades in the discipline of Human Resources Development & Management, overall technological advancements, and the shifting nature of ‘work’, certain trends expectedly will emerge by 2025.
These trends will not merely challenge the HR professionals, but also determine the new methods of business management, at the macro as well as micro level.
While predicting the trends, we must recall that India will have the largest population in the working age, i.e. part of the population that is economically most productive, by 2025 in the world.
So let us attempt to crystallize the likely trends (not in any particular order) of 2025.
As the Indian business houses become more global and more multinational companies enter India or strengthen their presence, the Indian owners will be under tremendous ‘pressure’ to align with the ‘best practices’ and ‘business management styles’ of their foreign partners for delivering the desired results in desired manners. The potential fallout would be the cultural conflicts as they would mostly go unnoticed in the initial euphoria.
The HR Pros as well as other employed professionals would therefore have to become far more informed and knowledgeable on the relevant cross-cultural issues and prepare their organizations proactively. Let us remember that the more competition implies lesser time for alignment and adjustment.