2020 New World of Work
There’s been a lot of talk over the last couple of years about what the workforce of tomorrow will look like. Futurists have focused, perhaps arbitrarily, on the year 2020, plastering across the Internet thoughts and ideas about how everyone’s concept of a “normal” day of work will be shattered in just a few short years.
Actually many of these changes are happening already, and, by 2020, companies that fail to embrace some very fundamental ways in which the global workforce is transforming will seem as old-fashioned as the rotary telephone.
An evolution of the traditional employer–employee relationship. Professionals banding together to work in highly technical hybrid groups. Collaboration across continents where “virtual” is the new bricks and mortar. These are three fundamental workstructure innovations that will seem as normal in the future as water cooler conversations were in the 20th century.
This Ebook, the final of four in the Kelly Services® series on the scientific workforce of 2020 and beyond, will explore how free agency, hybrid workgroups, and the virtual workplace are trends that are converging to define how the world’s businesses and organizations will utilize their most valuable resources—talent—in order to compete more effectively, both today and tomorrow.