It has been difficult to accurately predict the future of work since the time of the industrial revolution. With the advent of machines since the industrial age, a recurrent fear has been that technological innovations will replace humans in jobs leading to mass unemployment. As Charles Darwin said, the species most adaptable to changes survive, not the strongest or most intelligent. Humans have proved to be the most adaptive species, and their evolutionary capabilities have been proven in the place of work. When machines and automation eclipsed many jobs, people found other jobs, and methods for earning a living, even as they had to undergo a challenging transition.
We are again at a tipping point similar to the industrial age of the 18th century, when industrial machinery led to unprecedented economic growth on a vastly different scale than anything that had happened before. However, as in the past, when the impact of technological innovations was either underestimated or overestimated in the context of work-life, the current projection about the future may turn out to be far different from what is being assumed.
The technology-driven work-life transition was already underway when the world was struck by the confines and greater homeworking of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has been a catalyst to step-change the economic landscape. It has accelerated business transformation driven by artificial intelligence, automation, and blockchain technologies. Up until the pandemic, few organisations were prepared for technology-driven transformation, but many have now prioritised it to leverage new opportunities and adapt to the shifting nature of work.
In a fast-evolving work environment, human resources (HR), and people leaders across many private and public sectors, are responsible for shaping the future of work in their organisation. They can focus on fourteen strategy elements to help deliver the future of work for their organisation.
In this report, we discuss:
- The 14 strategy elements that People leaders need to focus on to deliver for the future of work
- How to create a plan to deliver the future of work?
- How will the nature of work evolve in future?
- How do we assess the transformation of a job and the evolution of work?
- How can organisations create the workforce of the future?
- Increased Velocity in Talent Hiring
- Visionary HR Tech Innovations
- Vault-like security and privacy for ensuring candidate data integrity
- The best candidate and employer experience, with the leading team vanguard to help show you the way
- Gaining financial value to help manage budgetary pressures