Workforce of the Future: The competing forces shaping 2030
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We are living through a fundamental transformation in the way we work. Technology is replacing human tasks and jobs, changing the skills an organisation must seek from staff. Those organisations and individuals that understand the potential futures – and what each might mean – and plan ahead, will be the best prepared to succeed.

This PwC study explores four possible ‘worlds of work’ in 2030, based on current pressures and trends, to help organisations consider what the future might look like and prepare accordingly. The document shares advice for business leaders, including ‘own the automation debate’ and ‘people not jobs’. There are also some valuable insights from a survey of 10,000 people, demonstrating the feelings and beliefs of the current workforce; for example, 73% of people don’t think technology will ever be able to replace the human mind, but 37% are worried about automation putting jobs at risk.

PwC, 2018

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