Sheela Sukumaran, Partner, Mercer’s Multinational Client Group
Disruptive innovation has become the new normal. For today’s technology organizations that define and deliver disruption, it’s important to create workplaces that inspire, enable and drive innovation — all while serving as talent magnets. With competition for highly skilled talent at an all-time high, the challenge is great.
Some tech companies are better at this than others. A recent report from Guy Carpenter affiliate Mercer explored what innovation-driven tech workplaces (ITWs) do differently — especially when it comes to the employee experience. Surveying several hundred tech companies through interviews with executives, five dimensions that set ITWs apart came into focus. These include: an impact-driven vision and culture; a focus on hybrid skills and learning experiences; inclusive people programs and processes; flexible organizational architecture; and digital workplaces.