Trend article for Pej Gruppen Scandinavian trend institute
Out Of Office reflects upon The Future Of Work to inspire your own Future of Work thinking.
There’s no doubt the future will present new challenges and opportunities. But when discussing The Future of Work, however, these challenges and opportunities become more pressing and personal. It becomes less a question about The Future of Work and more about The Future of My Work. Will I be sitting or standing? Will my workweek be five days or less (or more!)? Will I even have a job? This article tackles some of these questions and is designed to inspire for your own Future of Work thinking. In addition to new research, it also integrates previously published work on The Future of Inclusivity because, quite frankly, we believe inclusivity and equality are major topics influencing future work and workspaces.
Clearly The Future of Work will be full of contradictions and biases. In order to make sense of it, we adopted a systematic and holistic approach. So wearing both our Trend and Inclusivity glasses, Out Of Office attempts to unravel how the next generation views work and how they intend to influence it. How will their ideas and perceptions influence inclusivity and career narratives? Will sustainability, flexibility and equality remain top priorities on their wish lists? In this article we look at important (tech) trends and discuss what will work and what, we feel, won’t. Finally, we will reflect on how The Future of Work can be fair and inclusive for all. The article was exclusively written for Pej Gruppen’s Trend magazine TID & Tendenser and is part of a larger exploration and continuous trend research project on the Future of Inclusivity.