Future of Work blogs
Disruption lies ahead
Read the latest blogs written by Deloitte professionals.
Jeff Schwartz, 8 November, 2017
Mix smart machines, businesses as platforms, and diverse teams solving complex problems, add a whole lot of uncertainty, and you have a recipe for the future of work. Jeff Schwartz ’87, a principal at Deloitte, discusses how leaders can navigate fast-approaching opportunities and challenges.
Bersin, 14 October 2017
By 2025, cognitive technologies — that’s robots, AI, machine learning and automation — will replace 7% of jobs in the U.S. By 2033, economists predict AI could convert 30 percent of full-time jobs today into augmented services completed through a collaboration of human and automated labor.
Brian Proctor, Kathryn Charlton, Dana Flynn-Rea, Dave Yerks, 4 October 2017
Your organization, like most of those we see, is probably already incorporating contingent workers in your talent mix, and likely seeing year-over-year increases in the number of contingent workers in your workforce.
Josh Bersin, September 2017
We recently sat down with Josh Bersin, the Founder of Bersin by Deloitte, to discuss where he believes the future of work is heading towards, and what the most important aspects to consider within that would be.
Cindy Hook, 17 August 2017
The head of one of Australia’s biggest professional services firms believes public negativity and misconceptions are preventing Australia from fully embracing automation. Deloitte chief executive Cindy Hook, who also heads a Business Council of Australia committee looking at the workplace, says business and government “need to change the narrative” that automation, robotics and digitisation will eliminate jobs, “because that’s not the case”.
David Cruickshank, 17 July 2017
As organizations navigate technological and societal shifts, corporate boards will have a critical role to play. Diversity of thought—and of people—will be more vital than ever to ensure that boards are considering different perspectives and exploring challenges from every angle.
Heather Stockton, 17 June 2017
What skills are essentially human? It’s a question that many HR professionals never thought they’d need to answer. But with the advent of AI, robotics, sensors, and cognitive computing, that’s what every HR professional should be asking—because the future of work is here.
David Cruickshank, 7 June 2017
On Tuesday, I participated in a panel discussion hosted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on the rapidly evolving workforce and the role business can play in navigating these changes.
Tim Hanley, 26 April 2017
We are living in an age of disruption. More than 50 years after the formulation of Moore’s law – which holds that computing power doubles on capability every 18 to 24 months – technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), mobile platforms, sensors, robotics, and social collaboration systems are becoming more pervasive before revolutionizing the way we live, work, and communicate.
Brett Walsh, April 2017
As I prepared for my time in Davos, I spent some time thinking about what the biggest takeaways will be. Clearly, based on the recent buzz over the past year, the future of work and how to navigate it is on many people’s mind. The fact is that we are already living this future and to be successful in the next three to five years we will all have to embrace constant change.
Josh Bersin, 1 March 2017
The world of work is rapidly changing as we deal with new technologies, AI, generational changes, and a more interconnected organization. What are HR’s mandates in this new world? Moreover, how can HR add value in organization design, driving new models of leadership, driving engagement, and improving organizational culture?
Josh Bersin, 21 September 2016
The phrase “Future of Work,” has become a buzz word. (I found 48 million Google hits on the phrase.) There are are suddenly hundreds of conferences, books, and articles on the topic, covering everything from artificial intelligence to robotics to income inequality and contingent labor.