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Canadian leaders must prepare for the future: report

But only 28% of survey respondents are ready to make the transformation.


TORONTO — Despite digital-driven disruption and continuing shifts to the workforce, workplace and nature of work, Canadian leaders aren’t ready to make the required transformation to become organizations of the future, says a Deloitte report.

The Toronto-based advisory firm’s research found only 28% of Canadian respondents feel ready to do so.

In its 2017 Canadian Human Capital Trends snapshot, A new future for Canadian organizations, Deloitte calls for all executives to take the lead to create organizations of the future.

Deloitte found that only 25% of respondents feel ready to develop the leadership they need for the future, down from 33% last year, and below global readiness of 32%.

Many organizations are making technology-focused trends (digital HR, the augmented workforce, and robotics, cognitive computing and artificial intelligence) a top priority in the future. But readiness ranges from just 8% to 29%.

Deloitte’s 2017 Human Capital Trends survey involved 10,000 HR and business leaders in 140 countries. Canadian trends are based on the responses of more than 300 respondents.

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