The current pandemic has revealed that many companies were not readily prepared for emergencies beyond natural disasters. Now, with office work being automated and digitized, traditional office work is slowly vanishing and companies need to be ready to train workers to learn more critical, complex problem solving tasks.
The shift to automation for many menial office tasks using technology does not mean it is the end for traditional office workers. As the workplace in general becomes more flexible and remote, so do its positions. This allows these workers to discover the gig economy and potentially learn new skills to make them a more competitive candidate for positions.
Workers now have unlimited upskilling opportunities, while companies can cut costs on traditional office space by allowing workers to be more flexible and work remotely.
Another benefit of moving to more remote positions is the positive impact it has on the environment thanks to reduced commuting times.
The workforce will likely also move to be more SME-centric as the current pandemic has led them to become even more productive than ever to stay afloat.