According to the Global Consortium to Reimagine HR, Employment Alternatives, Talent and the Enterprise (CHREATE), five fundamental forces are drving change for the future world of work:
- Social and organizational reconfiguration
- An all-inclusive global talent market
- A new global talent market
- A truly connected world
- Exponential technology change
- Human-Automation collaboration
The speed of these changes is already altering the nature of the work:
- On one hand, the work will be deconstructed. Analytics will be of vital importance to determine which parts of the work, according to the mission of the company, will be strategic and which parts will become peripheral.
- On the other hand, parts of the work will be automated either by robots or by other machines. Again, Analytics will help define the best workforce mixing humans and robots.
Workers themselves will continue to redefine work:
- The number of independent workers will continue to increase. Organization will tap into this “gig economy” for experts to add value to work at the right place, right price and right time. Analytics should be used to understand what work is suitable for independent workers and for permanent employees.
- Worker’s expectations will continue to drive the need for personalized services (consumerization).
The volume of data will change the nature of workforce insights:
- As the gig economy builds, the growing associated data will help redefine a worker’s reputation based on information about the gigs undertaken and related endorsements about the value of work.
I want to dedicate this post to Yolanda Triviño who is the Co-Founder of GFWF Global Future of Work Foundation and who along the years has trusted me for occasional collaboration with her necessary and fantastic project.
I am thinking of the Inauguration Day of the Word Work Innovation in Barcelona. There were multiple activities to honor so an important day, one of them being a Table of experts which I had the fortune to moderate. These are the names of the experts: David Tomás, Jaume Gurt and Daniel Furlán.