Five Generations in the Workforce – Impacts and Futures
This is not your grandfather’s job market where one could work and retire from one company after 40 years. It is the first time in the history of the world that there are five generations in the workforce. The fast pace of technology change and productivity improvements, in an increasingly competitive market, have forced companies to change their strategy, frequently upgrade and improve their products or services, and adjust their workforce. Downsizing, outsourcing, automation, financial pressures, short-term demands, and failed strategy all contribute to the challenges. The pace of technology innovation is increasing so fast that many have a hard time choosing where to focus and how to discover what is new. Most delay action and then miss the window to innovate. The growth of complex systems and a global infrastructure has changed the decision and education process. The ability to adapt to real-time and continuous learning will provide an advantage for professionals of the future. A future focus and focused innovation will drive the next generations of products and services.
This talk explores the future of work and how it impacts companies and you.