Trends

For the first time in history, the old will outnumber the young.
Response: Create increased flexibility in the workplace in order to recruit and retain a shrinking and aging workforce.

Social & intellectual capital will drive competition for educated people.
Response: Attract and retain knowledge workers by infusing both critical and creative thinking opportunities and providing inclusive environments.

The Millennial Generation will insist on solutions to problems.
Response: Adopt a continuous improvement process that maintains flexibility with a fast-changing world.

Greater numbers of people will seek personal meaning in their lives.
Response: Create linkages between workplaces and communities and allow workplace flexibility so that employees may manage their time with family and engage in meaningful experiences in their communities.

Adapted from: Sixteen Trends: Their Profound Impact on our Future

2006, Gary Marx

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