are worried about automation putting jobs at risk - up from 33% in 2014.
are ready to learn new skills or re-train to remain employable in the future.
think 'few people will have stable, long-term employment in the future'.
think technology can never replace the human mind.
We are living through a fundamental transformation in the way we work. Automation and 'thinking machines' are replacing human tasks, changing the skills that organisations are looking for in their people. But what will the future look like?
This isn’t a time to sit back and wait for events to unfold. To be prepared for the future, you have to understand it.
Our 'Workforce of the future' study looks at four possible Worlds of Work for 2030 to help you kick-start your thinking. You can also take a closer look at the views of 10,000 people in our survey findings summary.
Our 'Workforce of the future' report examines four worlds of work in 2030, to show how competing forces are shaping the workforces and jobs of the future. PwC's global People and Organisation Leaders, Jon Williams, Carol Stubbings and Bhushan Sethi discuss how these forces this will influence the world of work over the
PwC’s Global People and Organisation leaders discuss the report findings and the competing forces that are influencing the world of work | Duration 4:15
This isn’t about some ‘far future’ of work – change is already happening, and accelerating.
The future isn’t a fixed destination. Plan for a dynamic rather than a static future. You’ll need to recognise multiple and evolving scenarios. Make ‘no regrets’ moves that work with most scenarios – but you’ll need to make some ‘bets’ too.
Don’t be constrained by your starting point. You might need a more radical change than just a small step away from where you are today.
Automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) will affect every level of the business and its people. It’s too important an issue to leave to IT (or HR) alone. A depth of understanding and keen insight into the changing technology landscape is a must.
Organisations can’t protect jobs which are made redundant by technology – but they do have a responsibility to their people. Protect people not jobs. Nurture agility, adaptability and re-skilling.
A third of workers are anxious about the future and their job due to automation – an anxiety that kills confidence and the willingness to innovate. How your employees feel affects the business today – so start a mature conversation about the future.
In these short videos, our People and Organisation experts talk about what the future of work could look like and how organisations and people can prepare for it now.
“We should remember that intellectual complacency is not our friend and that learning - not just new things but new ways of thinking - is a life-long endeavour.”
Director, Workforce of the Future research programme, PwC United Kingdom
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