This report from the Harvard Business School highlights the significance of companies and business leaders setting aside traditional ideas and embracing workplace change.
Companies face significant uncertainty as they attempt to prepare for the workplace of the future. In the last two decades, companies across the world have experienced an unprecedented rate and extent of change. Innovation, globalisation, outsourcing and the growth of contingent labour and gig work have resulted in substantial changes in the composition of the workforce, the emergence of new business models, exploding demand for new competencies and redefinition of existing jobs. The force that garners most of the media attention - technological change - is often associated with anxiety. Forecasts often portend that technology will obliterate much work as we know it and that new business models will continue to disrupt traditional industry. Combined, they suggest that workers and business leaders alike have much to fear about the future of work.