Key factors expected to influence the new world of work are:
Organization structure and infrastructure
Smaller organizations with more opportunities to cooperate and collaborate
Flexible floor plans with more working from home and hot desks
New rob roles introduced to lead and guide culture, diversity, and inclusion
Emphasis on wellbeing with healthier environments
Recognizing employees as individuals with initiatives such as bring your pet to work
New technologies to enable virtual water cooler conversations and smarter
Workers cooperating, collaborating, and partnering with automation and robots
Increased opportunities related to agriculture, trades, and construction
Automation and robotics will take on more tasks currently performed by humans
Only one in five workers are in future relevant jobs
All products and jobs will use technology in one form or another
Social and emotional intelligence skills to enable effective communication, cooperation, collaboration, and conflict resolution
Creativity, curiosity, and courage will be appreciated
Leaders will be compassionate
Higher cognitive thinking and technological skills will be rewarded well
Awareness of the current and future work trends paves the way for you to adapt and help yourself stay relevant.
How is Employment Changing?
Future jobs will allow flexibility like never before. The variety of ways in which workers will be able to engage with an organization are many:
Accepting the New Trends in Employment
Concern about a "jobless future" has never been greater. Researchers and leaders suggest that workers will increasingly be a surplus to what organizations need in a world of automation and artificial intelligence (AI).
Or, as Stanford University's Jerry Kaplan says in his best-selling book, it won't be long before "humans need not apply." The need of the hour is to move beyond fear toward adapting to the new world and adopting the practices and awareness of what the future may hold.
Why should I take this quiz?
The future of work is being shaped by two powerful forces: the growing adoption of automation and robotics in the workplace and the need for new skills and talents.
What changes could be in store for the workplace, the workforce, and the nature of work itself? What is my current level of awareness of the future of work? Can I be in the right place at the right time? How will technology change in the coming years?
Take this quiz to get answers to these questions.