Workforce Architecture™ – Fall/Winter 2021

Workforce Architecture is Challenge Factory’s new digital magazine and research exchange, designed for the changemakers and trailblazers driving innovation in the world of work. Combining our rich research insights and future-focused tools, Workforce Architecture brings you:

Curated content about the Future of Work, career development, hidden talent pools, intergenerational workforces, and more

Creative opportunities for data capture and collaboration

Exclusive access to Challenge Factory’s unique approach to workforce architecture

Work·force Arch·i·tec·ture

noun. The application of career development, Future of Work, and revolutionary change thinking to today’s workforce in order to create a future that advances the prosperity and well-being of individuals, organizations, and communities.

Full Magazine

Featured Articles

Welcome to Workforce Architecture

Why We Need a Careers Lens in Public Policy

Hidden Talent Pools and the Question of Veteran Fit

In (Y)our Toolkit

The Talent Revolution

The Talent Revolution Blueprint – What Is It


The Talent Revolution Blueprint – How and Why We Use It

The Talent Revolution Blueprint – Putting It to Work



Five Drivers Shaping the Future of Work



Exponential with Amanda Lang: Intergenerational Workforces


To Dread and to Dream the Future of Work


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