Business Resources9 Must-Reads from the First Half of 2016

Linnea Schulenburg
writes on June 28, 2016

Happy H2 2016!

Here’s a thought: What if we put as much effort into mid-year planning as we do for each new year? Six months planned well is the perfect amount of time to review, recalibrate, and set plans in motion that will ultimately help you hit your business’s yearly targets.

There are only a few days left of this half of 2016 which means it’s time to reflect on what you and your team have accomplished so far and decide what you can do in the next two quarters to meet your goals.

So get excited! Your opportunity to set your 2016 H2 resolutions is now.

To help you reach your goals, we’ve put together a round-up of resources published in the first half of this year that could impact what you do in the next six months. If your 2016 business goals include bringing on new people, keeping your current workforce engaged and productive, or continuing to develop a cutting edge business, take a look at our list of high-level resources below.

For the People-centric:

Deloitte’s 2016 Human Capital Trends – Each year, Deloitte asks more than 7,000 human resources and business leaders from 130 countries to respond to their Human Capital survey. Check out the full report to see the 10 trends that filtered out in organization design and culture; in learning, leadership, and workforce management; and within the HR function itself.

Digitalist’s The Rise of the Digital Workforce – Learn how increased digital tools, innovation, technology, automation, and globalization are redefining the very nature of employment.

Deloitte’s Millennial Survey 2016 – Did you know two-thirds of Millennials express a desire to leave their organizations by 2020? This survey distills what is most valued by the Millennial workforce and aims at helping you attract and retain employees from new generations.

For the Opportunistic:

Deloitte’s Tech Trends for 2016 – If you aren’t already looking for opportunities made possible by new tech, now is the time to start. Let Deloitte give you a rundown of the technology trends you should keep in mind this year.

Accenture’s Technology Vision 2016: People First – Changing how your company uses technology is the first step. Changing how your people and culture work with and think about that technology is the key to successful use of new tech.

TechCrunch’s The opportunities Silicon Valley doesn’t see – Technology has the potential to change industries and solve large scale problems. TechCrunch examines where digital innovation could make the biggest impact.

For the Innovative:

Fast Company’s 15 Lessons of Innovation for 2016 – Let Fast Company breakdown the key takeaways on innovation gleaned from conversations with the world’s 50 most innovative companies.

McKinsey’s Five priorities for competing in an era of digital globalization – Did you know “50 percent of the world’s traded services are already digitized and that share is growing [and] about 12 percent of the global trade in goods is conducted via international e-commerce”?

Fortune’s The impact of the Brexit on the technology scene – What does the recent Brexit vote mean for data, competition and privacy? This article lays out a few ways that foreign and American markets could be impacted.

What did you think? Did we miss a standout article? What are you focusing on for the next 6 months and what resources are you using to help you meet your goals this year?


Meet all your goals this year.

Motivate your team, prepare for future opportunities and drive innovation with Treehouse for Business.

4 Responses to “9 Must-Reads from the First Half of 2016”

  1. David on July 5, 2016 at 3:23 pm said:

    Hi Linnea,

    I’m going to have to agree with Robert. Who was this article intended for? Seems to me like an affiliate article meant to drive clicks for Deloitte, Fast Company, ect. It’d be great to see more learning focused blog posts in the future.

    Thanks,
    David

  2. Hi Linnea,

    Great, but it’s too far from the learning environment for me. Not sure who you’ve tried to write this for, so I’m just posting this as a future idea.

    What about an overview of the most in-demand skills right now and in the next 12 months in the tech industry?

    I think that would be more useful for the Treehouse community.

    Looking forward to your reply 🙂

    Kind regards,
    Robert (student)

    • Linnea Schulenburg on July 7, 2016 at 11:51 am said:

      Hi Robert,

      More and more businesses are using Treehouse to invest in their employees. Any articles in the ‘Business Resources’ section, like this one, are primarily aimed at those businesses, but should still be an interesting read!

      If you’re more interested in industry trends and advice, check out our ‘Industry’ section at http://blog.teamtreehouse.com/category/industry.

      Thanks for reading!

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