India’s government announced several new measures to help IT employees and BPO companies to work from anywhere permanently last year.
This marked the first of many steps that would totally transform the future of the country’s workforce.
Now we understand that the workplace is becoming increasingly digital, accelerated by the unprecedented pandemic.
Policies like this are helping optimize the workforce for future competitiveness, particularly those within the technology sector.
So what can we expect next from the future of work? For one, working from anywhere will be the new norm.
In fact, a recent Boston Consulting Group survey found that companies anticipate 40% of their workforce to opt for remote working in the future.
However, the future will likely feature a combination of both the home and the office as some people prefer being in the physical workplace at least part of the week.
Additionally, the gig economy will see a huge uptick in the coming years. Short-term, on-demand and freelance work will continue to grow as more employees seek as much flexibility in their work arrangements as possible.
The incorporation of artificial intelligence and other automation will also become a mainstay in the workplace and take over menial tasks.
This allows employees to focus on high-level projects, while also creating new jobs needed to work alongside this technology.