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Nine Trends That Will Shape Workplaces This Year

Nine Trends That Will Shape Workplaces This Year

This piece could spark some interesting conversations with other managers on your team.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this blog post are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of any entities they represent including the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Author: Maureen Hoch, Editor,

As 2023 begins, leaders are facing a high degree of economic uncertainty yet again. What’s crystal clear, however, is that attracting and retaining talent remains a priority. In a new piece this week, researchers from Gartner HR Practice predict nine trends that will shape workplaces this year, and they offer suggestions for how organizations can prepare to meet the moment.   

Here are a few of their predictions:

  • Employers will “quiet hire” in-demand talent, which they define as “acquiring new skills and capabilities without adding full-time employees.” Examples include deploying internal talent more strategically, bringing in company alumni or gig workers as needed, and upskilling more aggressively.
  • Managers will face an even tougher bind between employee expectations (purpose, career, flexibility) and those of their leaders (performance, revenue).
  • Organizations will become more comfortable assessing candidates solely on the skills needed to perform in the role, rather than their credentials and prior experience.

This piece could spark some interesting conversations with other managers on your team. As the authors write, “Companies can position themselves for future success by designing robust future-of-work strategies that get ahead of these trends and address emerging challenges proactively.”   The economy, future of work, and much more were on the agenda this week at the World Economic Forum meetings in Davos. HBR’s Editor in Chief Adi Ignatius was on the ground and did an interview for our New World of Work series with Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group. Their conversation is an insightful primer on the global economy and the state of geopolitics. You can watch it here.   

Here’s more of what I don’t want you to miss this week:

To close, I’d like to extend a special invitation to join us on March 6 for “HBR at 100: Future of Business,” a one-day virtual conference exploring the best ideas powering leaders and organizations. You’ll be able to take mini-masterclasses from leading thinkers on strategy and innovation, and hear from top leaders, including TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew, former IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, and Astro Teller, Captain of Moonshots at Alphabet’s X. If you register by January 24, you’ll receive 25% off the already discounted subscriber rate—use this link to sign up.   Thanks for reading—and be well,


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*Please note that this article was not written by the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce and full credit goes to Maureen Hoch, Editor,

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