What will work look like in 2035? Traditional permanent employees will be rare…

Released on September 29, 2020, (re-posted from MRINetwork, Pulse)

What will work look like in 2035?Traditional permanent employees will become rare by 2035, say 60% of C-suite executives and employees at large and midmarket firms surveyed by software firm Citrix Systems Inc. Those working can also expect artificial intelligence helpers to monitor them and boost productivity.

That’s not all. It found 67% of both leaders and employees believe that a “platform” model — which creates value by facilitating exchanges between groups or individuals using technology — will dominate work in the future.

In addition, the majority of high-value specialist workers will be on-demand and freelance workers, 39% of those surveyed said.

Citrix’s survey and report, “Work 2035,” aimed to generate a snapshot of what the workforce and workplace will look like in 2035. The report, done in conjunction with futurist consultancy Oxford Analytica and research firm Coleman Parkes, was released last week.

It polled more than 500 C-suite leaders and more than 1,000 employees at large and midmarket firms across the US, UK, Germany, France and the Netherlands.

One thing human workers won’t need to worry about is robots replacing them, according to Citrix. Instead, 77% of those polled believe that artificial intelligence will significantly speed up the decision-making process and make workers more productive.

There will also be new jobs created such as:

  • Robot / AI trainer (82% of leaders said this role would appear/44% of employees said the same)
  • Virtual reality manager (79% of leaders/36% of employees)
  • Advanced data scientist (76% of leaders/35% of employees)
  • Privacy and trust manager (68% leaders/30% of employees)
  • Design thinker (56% of leaders/27% of employees)

When it comes to business, 75% of both leaders and employees believe most organizations will have a central AI department overseeing all areas of the business. In addition, 69% believes the CEO will work in a human-machine partnership with a chief of artificial intelligence.

There will be worker “AI-ngels,” digital assistants that draw on personal and workplace data to help employees prioritize their tasks and time and ensure mental and physical wellness.

“These worker augmented assistants will, for example, schedule meetings to take place at the most effective time based on factors ranging from the blood sugar levels of participants to their sentiments at different times of day,” according to Citrix. “And while the meetings are taking place, they will monitor concentration levels and attitudes and adjust as necessary to drive optimal outcomes.”

Original author: Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) | Daily News


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