8 Surprising Predictions About the Future of Work
There’s no denying that the landscape of work is changing. More and more companies are adopting flexible work policies, recognizing the dramatic (and positive) impact that it has both for business and employees. But do you ever wonder what the future holds for the world of work? Let’s try to figure it out.
It’s predicted that boomers and gen Xers will have second careers as they approach 50. These “encore” careers might be for philanthropic or financial reasons, but the even bigger assumption is that present employers will prepare these workers for their next careers by enriching their work with experiences and education. It is also anticipated that older Americans will take advantage of flexible work and look for part-time jobs, not full-time positions. They will represent the biggest segment of workers who take on contract jobs, freelance gigs, and alternate work assignments.