There is a parallel shift afoot from the knowledge economy to the human economy. According to the Harvard Business Review: “In the human economy, the most valuable workers will be hired hearts. The know-how and analytic skills that made them indispensable in the knowledge economy no longer give them an advantage over increasingly intelligent machines. But they will still bring to their work essential traits that can’t be and won’t be programmed into software, like creativity, passion, character, and collaborative spirit—their humanity, in other words. The ability to leverage these strengths will be the source of one organization’s superiority over another.”
Agile ways of working perfectly complement the era of the human economy by providing a framework of values, principles, and practices to create workplaces that are engaging, collaborative, and innovative. Agile HR helps us move away from old practices and instead create HR programs that align with our organization's values and beliefs, regardless of what we do. It plays a crucial role in making companies more adaptable and responsive, allowing them to thrive in a constantly changing environment. This is the way forward to not just survive but thrive in The Human Economy.