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5 Ways the Workforce May Change in 2020 and Beyond

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Technology continues to dynamically, change the way things are done in every sphere of our lives.

One of the ways, in which technology has changed the way things are, is in the area of how companies hire and deal with their workforce.

Ultimately, companies can now hire talents globally, as people can now get tasks done, from anywhere in the world, irrespective of their location.

Through technology, man has been able to craft out the internet and other smart devices, such as smartphones, laptops, etc., to effectively, assist, in simplifying how things are done.

The landscape of physical workstation is gradually being blurred, as one can, basically, work efficiently, even, from the comfort of his/her home and still, achieve maximum results.

With this pace, it is estimated that, in the next 50 years, the jobs that we see as, “super-hot”, today, would have become obsolete.

Paving the way for more sophisticated systems that will focus, on mental tasks, than what is, currently, obtainable today.


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Skilled workers, in the digital space, will rise to become, highly, appreciated and sort after.

Before getting to what is, likely, to happen, in 50 years’ time from now, however, there is the need to take a look at some changes that we may witness.

As we move on in 2020, in the landscape of the workforce.

Highlighted below are some things that are likely to change, in the sphere of the workforce, in 2020.

Man is likely to depend more on Technology

At this stage, can we, even, do without technology? The answer is no!

Technology has become an essential component of, basically, most businesses, as it ensures the scalability and sustainability of these businesses.

We are, most likely, to witness more dependence on technology in 2020, to ease up the functions demanded in the workplace in 2020.

Thus, becoming an integral part of the business processes and duties.

Workweeks will be Shortened

Recently, the Prime Minister of Finland proposed a four-day workweek.

This trend did not just start, as Microsoft carried out a successful four-day work week experiment, in its Japan office.

It is a gradual process, but this trend will, successfully, become integrated, into the business world.

More organizations and countries, will follow suit and implement the four-day workweek structure.

It will save time and ensure more mobility and productivity from workers.

Hiding behind the desk, will, likely, be a thing of the past and everything will be geared towards results.

The corporate ladder may gradually, be fading off

Things are, likely, change and workers may, no longer care, about climbing the corporate ladder and spending all their lives, working in one organisation.

Workers will, most likely, focus on personal growth and side hustle, to augment what they are being paid, to keep up with the ever-increasing standard of living.

More diversity within organisations

Staff diversity, in the workplace has, slowly, become a major trend and a major goal, for almost all top organisations, across the world.

The diversity within an organisation, that accommodates various educational qualifications.

Variety in intellectual prowess and characters, coming together, usually, works wonders, for the progress of a business concern.

This trend is, likely, to become a more focal criterion, for employment in 2020.

It will, also, impact how organisations interact, with customers, which will lead to the building, of an awesome brand image.

Physical workplaces may no longer be a necessity

Workers may no longer have to report to workstations before they get a task done and this year, this trend will become more rampant.

Part-time workers will continue to flood the market, as companies seek to employ skilled candidates in the 2020 workforce.


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