I was reading a publication from PwC about ‘Workforce of the Future’ which is a research report looking at four possible Worlds of Work for 2030 to help professionals kick-start their thinking. The report says “We are living through a fundamental transformation in the way we work. Automation and ‘thinking machines’ are replacing human tasks, changing the skills that organisations are looking for in their people. But what will the future look like?
This isn’t a time to sit back and wait for events to unfold. To be prepared for the future, you have to understand it.”
Actually, we at greenworkforce are focusing precisely on this topic. We address the problem of employability with the combinations of lifelong learning, gig economy work practices and entrepreneurship. In a way, we are encouraging independent professionals opting for gig jobs and helping them to succeed in the global marketplace.
I liked the key report messages for leaders from this PwC study report; This isn’t about some ‘far future’ of work – change is already happening, and accelerating. Act Now: No regrets and bets | Make a bigger leap | Own the automation debate | People not jobs | Build a clear narrative
The study also states a critical number – 60% think ‘few people will have stable, long-term employment in the future’.