Trends that have impacted the future of work include flexibility and digitalization shaping how, when and where we work. This means that along the way, professionals should be ready to learn new skills and experiences to prepare for the inevitable changes the workplace will undergo.
Some of the lesser known paths the talent and job market are taking include temporary or part-time employment, knowledge and talent-based positions, the importance of networking and a decrease of hierarchies.
Additionally, digitization has taken over many menial and redundant tasks. This has allowed employees to upskill their own talents and work alongside these technologies.
Diversity of gender, age, race and location will also shape the workplace as companies come to realize truly how valuable having a diverse workforce is to a company’s bottom line.
Communications technology will also encourage more companies to operate virtually and remotely. This coincides with the adoption of more flexibility in the future, which has been found to improve employee satisfaction and productivity.
Overall, the trajectory of the workplace will include an environment that values the employee experience, as well as the relationship between humans and technology.