What does the future of work look like?

Jennifer Cotterill asked what people expect to be the key changes/trends in working patterns in the next 10 years. Respondents gave some really interesting insights, all around the themes of technology, flexibility and demographics.

I see many of their predictions as the harbingers and enablers of the bigger change; if we look out even 5 years I think we can forget not just about careers, but the very notion that we have “a job”.

More and more of us will be managing a portfolio of activities; paid employment for a portion of our time, freelance work on projects, participation in micro-activities we count by the hour not the day, our own small business, skills and services trades within our network etc. This will have huge implications for businesses, and the whole social, legal and economic infrastructure.

Charles Handy was right; perhaps just a little early.

Here’s the original conversation.

What are YOU doing to prepare yourself for the end of the “job”?

Please join the discussion by leaving a comment below. Thanks.

About Mick Verran

I consult, coach, facilitate and train, supporting companies as they execute growth strategies and leaders as they improve their personal effectiveness.
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