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We help our clients increase their profitability and social impact by investing in their employees, tapping into today’s hidden talent pools, and developing intergenerational workforces. Through research, consulting, and education, we support our clients as they shape their own Future of Work.
Challenge Factory has been tracking, studying, and shaping the Future of Work for more than 10 years. In that time, we’ve learned how to decode and detangle trends, topics, priorities, and other factors that make the Future of Work feel so complex.
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Five drivers shaping the Future of Work
The five drivers shaping the Future of Work is a powerful framework that we use to help you make sense of both the challenges and opportunities that exist in today’s workforces, workplaces, and labour markets.
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Demographics and longevity
How are work, careers, and labour markets changing as populations age and social values continue to shift?
- Diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Early, mid, late career stages
- Hidden talent pools
- Intergenerational workforces
- Shifting retirement models
Career ownership and employment relationships
Who owns the individual’s career, and how are careers and relationships between employers and employees changing?
- Career pivots and detours
- Emerging career paths
- Portfolio careers
- Workplace policies and procedures
- Upskilling and reskilling
Flexible and emerging work models
What impacts are diverse work arrangements, workplaces, and workspaces having on culture, productivity, and leadership?
- Change management
- Culture and engagement
- Decent work
- Gig and freelance economy
- Hybrid, flexible, and remote workplaces
Platform-based business models
In the broadest sense, how can industries, organizations, and individuals leverage platforms and platform-based environments—both technological and human?
- Airbnb, Uber, Zoom, and other platforms
- Sharing economy
- Social media
Technology and automation
What’s the human impact of new and evolving technologies?
- AI and machine learning
- Changing workplaces
- Creativity and innovation
- Jobs lost, jobs gained
- New talents and skills
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