The world of working is changing constantly, with new careers and interesting opportunities becoming available. We are experiencing big trends and research indicates three important things we want as part of a better job.
through technology we are seeing virtual work becoming more of a reality, though many jobs still require a person serving a customer.
One of the big trends driving the world are the demographic shifts that is taking place. Not only have we seen significant outsourcing of jobs in the last decade, but also a shift in where and how work is performed.
There is also a much higher degree of diversity – as result of a more global perspective on work, with people moving around and living in many countries during their working life. In my own case, I am now living in my third country.
We are experiencing diversity in gender, ethnicity and generational perspectives, making our organisations more complex and the role of managers more important, as they are not only dealing with more demanding customers, but also with more demanding employees.