The Future of Work

Rethinking Our Way Forward into a New Work World

 

As the world begins to realize there will be no return to normal, Diane Mulcahy shares an article that explores the need to rethink the future of work.

Work was ripe for disruption long before 2020. The fundamental structure of work, and the ways we work, haven’t kept pace with technology, with corporate needs to access the right talent at the right time, or with workers’ preferences for greater flexibility and control.

Now that it’s been disrupted – now that how and where and when we work has all fundamentally changed – we aren’t likely to revert to the way we used to work. There is no return to normal.

Abandoning the idea that we’re going back, and backwards, to our old working lives opens up a whole new set of possibilities and opportunities about ways to move forward. It offers us the chance to rethink what work will look like, not return to what it was.

Rethinking Work

Companies have traditionally organized the work they need to get done into full-time jobs, which they then fill with full-time employees. Full-time jobs aren’t going away, but they are being supplemented by a more flexible, dynamic approach to structuring work into projects, assignments, and tasks.

 

Points covered in this article include:

  • Breaking jobs into more precise and specific units
  • Moving past the idea of an office-based workplace
  • Workforce as a service (WaaS)

 

Read the full article, We Need to Rethink Normal, Not Return to It, on ADP.com.