We are at the beginning of a fourth industrial revolution, one that promises to alter the world of work permanently. Is your organization prepared?
Today’s realities are shaped by a growing digital revolution. Technologies are fusing, blurring lines between the physical, digital and biological worlds, and technological breakthroughs like artificial intelligence and robotics will continue to evolve. These changes are dramatic compared to previous revolutions in that they are already disrupting almost every industry in every country, having a significant impact on work and jobs. They take us from significant job creation to job displacement, from heightened labor productivity to a widening skill gap.
The most eye-opening news? Today’s most in-demand occupations or specialties did not exist 10 or even five years ago. In fact, 65% of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that don’t yet exist. So how can HR lead the charge for change?
Willis Towers Watson is committed to understanding and helping shape the future of work and helping organizations work in ways that enable it.
Explore this page to learn more about the five forces of change driving the future of work: social and organizational reconfiguration; an all-inclusive, global talent market; a truly connected world; an exponential pattern of technology change; and human and machine collaboration.
Here, we’ll examine how these forces contribute to the democratization of work, and how technology is transforming the way we live and work.
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We’re delighted to announce the publication of Reinventing Jobs, A 4-Step Approach for Applying Automation to Jobs by work and human capital experts Ravin Jesuthasan and John Boudreau. Reinventing Jobs explores our vision of what the future of work will really look like, and how it will impact organizations as they seek growth and success in an era of change and digital transformation. For more on Reinventing jobs, visit our webpage.
2017-2018 Global Future of Work Survey Findings
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