The Portrait of the Future Worker
The most-valued skills of a worker have continually been updated throughout the history of mankind. Today, in a world that is continuously changing in a short space of time, skills related to the ability to change and adapt to new situations are critical.
Both Millenials and Generation Z, born and educated in a technological world, are changing the working model in companies. In many ways, they think and behave very differently than previous generations, and this has naturally had an effect on the job market.
Some studies indicate that these generations have a better attitude and an increased potential to be self-employed, characteristics that, strangely enough, make them especially attractive to companies. Let’s go over some characteristics of these “jobs of the future.” Take a look at yourself to see if you are reflected in them and if this is how you see yourself working in the future.
The generations we spoke about above provide highly trained professionals with an understanding of technology and a disruptive way of thinking when compared to more traditional ways. They want to play an active role in company decision-making, and so they turn away from hierarchical models and request transparency in the way a business is managed. They look at work as a part of life, not life itself, and are leaning toward new models of conciliation that allow them a better balance in their professional and personal life.
Technology, technology, and more technology
Big data, Internet of things, robotics, and mobile devices, to name a few, are part of the foreseeable future. Companies require professionals who are able to understand and take charge of this new world, which will revolutionize nearly all business sectors.
Fewer working hours and more productivity, the recipe to performance … and happiness
The need for meeting in person in the working world is decreasing as a result of digital technology. The direct affect of this reality is that, in order to measure employee performance, companies start prioritizing productivity over the number of hours employees spend at their place of work.
Decentralization or work
Thanks to the Internet, it will become more common to work in places other than the office, which will mean lower overhead for companies and the need for better time management by the employees.
Greater flexibility in the labor market
Changing jobs, roles, and places of residence are common practices. The idea of a “job for life” is no longer true and this is a result of the will of employees who are continually seeking new challenges, both in their companies and elsewhere.