The Changing Nature of Work and Workers

The Changing Nature of Work and Workers

Countless studies, research reports, white papers, articles, news reports, Internet memes, and articles have trumpeted the changing nature of work, the workplace, and workers.  These changes can and will create unbalance, turmoil, and fear in some organizations.  While those types of reactions to change at the level being reported might be warranted, they are really wasting valuable energy, which could be used to learn about future workplace demographics, technologies, mental models, and strategies to prepare for those changes.

This article, “The Changing Nature of Work and Workers,” explains five major trends impacting work and workers and implications they have for the future.
Two other articles will follow, “Trends in Learning Within Organizations,” and “The Future of Learning Within Organizations,” and they will provide a micro-level view of learning trends and what the foreseeable future holds for learning organizations.

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