Future Work


Megatrend: Future Work

Digital devices now enable us to work from anywhere in the world, access information everywhere and at all times, and continue our education in our chosen fields.

Anyone can now take part in online seminars to acquire expert knowledge in a short space of time. People acquire highly specialized skills that they can quickly put into use at work. The education sector also benefits from the new possibilities offered by this form of knowledge transfer. Game-like applications are already teaching nursery school children the basics of programming, while students attend their lectures virtually and adults take part in further training courses at online universities.

Besides hyper-specialization and the transfer of artificial intelligence to the world of knowledge work, highly individual workstyles will also influence the world of work in the future. Constant presence at work during regulated working times is making way for flexible, location-independent working models and project-based assignments.

For companies, both knowledge of and about their employees will become a competitive factor. Who works when and how well, what kind of teams make most sense and how many new employees do we need – these questions will not be answered by a mere gut feeling in future, but by way of strategic data analysis.

These are the macro-trends of the Future Work:


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