The World And Individuals : Society And Other Needs For Flexibility And Work Life Balance
Society continues evolve due to the forces of demographic changes, globalisation, and human migration therefore the context of society and the current forces at play are important to consider when trying to understand the future of work. This next section will focus on how the key trends in demographic shifts, growing diversity, and new needs for flexibility and work-life balance will shape this future. We seek to investigate what the workforce will look like, what are the driving needs, how will they interact, what tools will be used in order to effectively manage this workforce. Demographic change Unpredicted and unprecedented economic, cultural, social, public health and public policy challenges, have resulted in universal changes to the demographic structure of human populations and increased diversity in the workforce (Sander et al., 2015). The global population count is expected to grow by one billion by year 2025 with 300 million of this increase aged 65 years and over (PWC). The effects of this demographic shifts are also coming to play in the workforce of the future. The key effects of this include the increased diversity creating a dynamic workforce with unique needs and expectations for work-life balance and flexibility.
2.3.1 Diversity Demographic changes bring new diversity into the work place, and is experienced as the mix of genders and diverse races, ethnicities, language, religion into the workforce…