As we move into the 21st century, workforce transformation is happening at an unprecedented pace. What used to be a linear career path has become highly unpredictable and dynamic, with opportunities and challenges that are as varied as our population is diverse.
The thematic clusters are the themes that emerged from the research. They’re a way to organize and think about those findings, but it’s important to note that they aren’t mutually exclusive–they can overlap and interact with each other in many ways.
For example, one theme might be “flexibility” and another could be “humanization.” You might find yourself thinking about how these two themes relate: “Could flexibility help us humanize our workplace?” Or maybe you’ll see them as opposites: “If we have flexibility at work, does it mean we won’t feel like family anymore?”
Challenges & Opportunities
As the digital economy continues to grow, so do its challenges and opportunities. The biggest challenge is that digital transformation requires a massive overhaul of business processes, technology infrastructure and talent development. This can be difficult to achieve in an environment where traditional workforces are resistant to change or lack resources needed for transformation efforts. However, if companies can successfully navigate these issues they will find themselves better positioned than their competitors when it comes time for growth in the 21st century economy
At the end of the day, it’s all about connecting people to jobs.
At the end of the day, it’s all about connecting people to jobs. Job seekers need to be able to find the right jobs, and employers need to be able to find the right people. This is a global challenge that we can only solve together as an ecosystem: technology companies like ours working with educational institutions and governments around the world; job creators across industries collaborating with us on new approaches; policymakers making smart decisions in support of our shared goals.
We’re excited to see what the future holds for workforce transformation. We know that it will be an exciting and challenging journey, but we also know that with your help, we can make it happen!