PWC has released a report titled “Managing Tomorrow’s People: The Future of Work to 2020”. It relies on review of macro factors, scenario planning and survey data to envision the Future of Work. The study identified “3 possible worlds for the future” and of course, they could co-exist at intersections.
Small is Beautiful: Companies begin to breakdown into collaborative network of smaller organizations; specialization dominates the world economy.
Corporate is King: Big company capitalism rules as organizations continue to grow bigger and individual preferences trump belief about social responsibility
Companies Care: Social responsibility dominates the corporate agenda with concerns about demographic changes, climate and sustainability becoming the key drivers of business
The report also gives you a glimpse on how these worlds would function and how business, and more specifically HR, would transform. Very very interesting. Read the full report here – it’s worth your time.