At Forrester, we have a team dedicated to preparing you for what most in the industry call the “future of work.” We gather in hours-long sessions to identify what really matters and plan research to help you get ready for all that’s coming. But if you were a fly on our walls, you would often hear us repeat this simple fact: “The future of work is now.”
Google is certainly feeling it. Recently, Google VP of People Operations Eileen Naughton announced that after four years as chief of HR, she would be stepping down later this year, taking another role in the organization.
Often when executives step down, it’s because they haven’t performed or because they are offered up as a sacrificial lamb for something that isn’t going well at the company (see Joe Hinrichs at Ford, for example). Our take on the end of Naughton’s tenure in the role is that neither is the case. We see four things that this abrupt resignation tells us about Google and about the future of your company. Buckle up, because you, too, will face these challenging facts:
The original article written by James L. McQuivey, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester is here. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of HR&DigitalTrends. Photo credit: iStockphoto/JHVEPhoto