Is Flexible Work Driving the Future of the Workplace?
Will the day come when we all work as our own boss?
The World Economic Forum held its annual meeting earlier this month and the future of work was a key topic of discussion. The organization’s Global Future Council on Education, Gender and Work is presently crafting a document that addresses the question of how we facilitate the transition from the traditional form of work to the future state where work is more flexible.
Stephane Kasriel, CEO of Upwork and co-chair of the Global Future Council on Education, Gender and Work, recently shared the following perspectives on the future of work:
- Entrepreneurs and freelancers represent the future of the workplace as traditional office jobs become less and less relevant
- Lifelong learning is more important than ever before as skill requirements are constantly changing
- There is a constant need to be reskilled and you need some kind of job renewal every five years or so
- The workplace is moving towards more flexible arrangements where individuals are working with multiple companies at the same time
- “Knowledge” work is especially aligned with more flexible work arrangements and can be done from anywhere, thereby creating more value than the traditional work model
- The future of work is not going to be about full-time employment
Learn more about the future of work here.