The future of work has already made its arrival, and it is changing how people think about their jobs. As we approach the start of a new decade, this is what to expect from the continued development of the workplace.
One of the biggest trends for companies has been the ability to become more transparent to workers, particularly with salaries. This trend has flourished in the past year and will continue to do so in 2020 as trust between employer and employees becomes a more valuable asset to the workplace.
Additionally, many companies are forgoing traditional hierarchical roles in order to focus on purpose-built projects and teamwork. This move aims to create a more concentrated effort for team members to complete a goal, and have a greater effort/reward as a result.
Although several professions will start offering a level of transparency, there will be an increased gap between high value ‘thought-based’ positions and those that don’t require certain skills. This means that those who work to survive will likely not benefit from the growing trust and transparency trend.
As employee treatment by major companies such as Amazon and Google has become a popular topic, these major enterprises are facing increased pressure to pay their taxes. This outrage is expected to continue in the next year unless large companies address and solve these issues.
Overall, the future of work is mixed. Although there will be a greater focus on equal rights for employees and flexible offerings, there will be some adverse effects of automation for those working in process-driven jobs.