Reimagining the Future Workforce

by PwC

We are in the midst of a fundamental transformation in the way we work.

Automation and “thinking machines” are replacing human tasks, changing the skills that organizations are looking for in their people.

These momentous changes raise huge challenges for organizations and individuals. What does it mean for finance practitioners? What do you need to know, and prepare for “Workforce of the Future”?

In the PwC report, Workforce of the Future, the four “worlds” of work in 2030 were hypothesized.

The scenarios approach looks at the push and pull of “Collectivism” versus “Individualism” and between “Business fragmentation” and “Corporate integration” creating the four worlds set on two axes (see graphic below).


The themes that emerge as differentiators amongst the four “worlds” include:

  • what skills will be required/valued from finance professionals;
  • what will be rewarded; and
  • the different ways of working and collaborating with teams.

The workforce and organizations of the future need to display strategic agility, encourage collaboration, foster innovation, develop technical skills as well as manage ambiguity and change successfully to stay ahead.


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