of talk over the last couple of years about what the workforce of tomorrow will look like. Business today is a competitive place where the only constant is change.
In the 2020: The New World of Work report, workforce solutions provider Kelly Services explains how futurists have focused, perhaps arbitrarily, on the year 2020, plastering across the Internet thoughts and ideas about how everyone’s concept of a normal day of work will be shattered in just a few short years.
But many of these changes are happening already, and by 2020, companies that fail to embrace some very fundamental ways in which the global workforce is transforming will fall behind the competition.
“Making sure that you understand future trends will ensure that you can adapt and therefore grow your business steadily, rather than run the risk of becoming irrelevant,” says Ravi Govender, head of small enterprises at Standard Bank.
He explains that entrepreneurs tend to get caught up in the day-to-day operational trap of chasing deadlines and taking responsibility for multiple functions within the business, however, he thinks that they need to pay more attention to preparing themselves for change instead.
“Essentially, you need to look at events differently and proactively navigate your next challenge. Where most people see disruption and fight against change, you must see opportunity and embrace what change has to offer,” says Govender.
“To prepare effectively, you must