With 6 out of 10 urban consumers saying work is a part of who they are, not just a place you go or somewhere to make money, key to finding the jobs of the future will be knowing where to look. The changing nature of work has enormous implications for how we structure organizations, manage people, and design workplaces, but the jobs of the future are also changing with some wondering what will new roles and titles look like?
Some organizations are already leveraging the new ways of working; others are struggling to understand what the future means. One thing is for sure, the old paradigms of employment have shifted forever and following a standardized path won’t get you very far. So, what’s going to be the next big thing in the future of work? There is much speculation around health, education, and as we pointed out yesterday the burgeoning freelance community, but there’s also new value being placed around start-ups.
From Mark Dinan, a Silicon Valley recruiter. “The real question is, what’s going to be the big moneymaker?” Cloud computing? Nanotechnology? Genomics? The answer will come from the companies that entrepreneurs can create — and destroy — more easily than ever before, because the cost of start-ups is dropping rapidly. Richard Freeman, director of the labor studies program at the National Bureau of Economic Research, says that “these really sharp, aggressive, Harvard-type students doing entrepreneurship, forming new businesses … would be the best thing that could happen to this economy.” —Time
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