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Summarizing the future of work


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Ever wondered what work would be like by 2020? Holographic teleconferencing, constant re-skilling and re-invention, flexible working - these are all increasingly becoming realities.

We'd like to share your ideas on these trends which came up in a 1-hour LIVE discussion on the "Future of Work", on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 on our Facebook page ( at 11 a.m.

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Summarizing the future of work

  1. 1. Forces shaping the Future of Work: Organisations think War for talent is real! Business uncertainties = planning for base load + contracting peak or surge capacity as needed Capacity building through training, technology, mentoring Social networks make a wider pool of candidates accessible Skills and mindsets are core, not contractual arrangements No one career path, need to offer better choices, greater flexibility
  2. 2. Forces shaping the future of work: Individual think Responsibility for development, learning & career growth has shifted from organization to individual Employees are not lifetime hires – working with different organizations is a way of adding to one’s skills Better choices for individuals to find the right opportunities which attract them. Entrepreneurship taking off – perceived risk lower Demand a better work life balance
  3. 3. Likely meeting ground  Organizations offering more flexible options ▪ ▪ War for talent  ▪ - Work structured around Responsibility for development ▪ Business deliverables, delivered by specialists with uncertainties ▪ Better choices for unique skills individuals to find the ▪ Need for capacity right careers building  war for talent Flexible workers have to be self- driven, aware of their own strengths & ▪ Entrepreneurship ▪ Skill set of people limitations and able to use technology well resources is core ▪ Employees are not lifetime hires ▪ Greater engagement  Professionals required to continuously update skills and build networks ▪ Better work life balance  Individuals seen as a unique resource