Trends Report

Trends 2017: Staffing And Hiring For Digital Business

Headcount Jumps As The Hard Work Of Digital Transformation Kicks In

March 8th, 2017
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Danielle Jessee
With contributors:
Fiona Swerdlow , Meredith Cain , Rachel Birrell

Summary

Findings from Forrester's annual organizational and staffing survey of digital business professionals foreshadow a substantial shift in how firms operate to drive digital transformation. The average headcount for digital business teams is up 19% from 2015, and federated organizational models get the popular vote for the ideal operating state. Iterative development, cross-functional teams led by product owners, and flexible workspaces are all on the agenda. This report outlines the key organizational trends for digital teams in 2017.

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