Rapid technological innovation, globalization, and demographic shifts in workforces around the world are all influencing the future of work. This collection gathers valuable information alongside insights gleaned from our Convenings with a focus on the role of coaching as a positive mechanism for achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
These prominent thinkers--each from a unique discipline--discuss the changing nature of work, the opportunities for human development, and the risks ahead for people and the planet.
In our 2021 Future of Work Convening, Wisdom Weavers from across the Americas exchanged views on issues as wide ranging as longevity, well-being, and the future of learning.
Coaches and technological innovations are helping people gain the knowledge they need personally and professionally to thrive in the Future of Work.
Access to knowledge is access to opportunity. Inclusive learning opportunities are essential for ensuring that all people develop skills that enable flourishing at work.
Wisdom Weaver and economist Stijn Broecke advocates for a healthy social dialog between workers, employers, and policy makers in order to shape a future that benefits all.
Some experts believe that children under the age of five will have jobs that have not yet been invented. Preparing children for the future requires imagining possibilities that don’t exist.
In many ways, we are still learning methods from the last century to solve problems for the next century. To truly prepare for the future, we must change our view of learning.
Population trends will collide in the workplace—where as many as four generations will work side-by-side. New leadership competencies related to aging will emerge.
Our Wisdom Weavers examined medical advances, new methods of personal development, and the biggest concern of all: equal access to technology.
Healthy Interpersonal connections accelerate productivity and innovation. Organizations will need to prioritize relationships in the age of technology.
Wisdom Weaver Stijn Broecke believes that advances in technology can improve the quality of life for workers by automating simple tasks.
Income disparities along with uneven access to opportunities will destabilize societies if left unaddressed. The principle of inclusivity will define many aspects of work.
Urban skyscrapers that were once devoted to office space may transform into multipurpose housing--including dedicated spaces for nursing home facilities.
Our Wisdom Weavers shared their most hopeful visions for the future and their beliefs that a thriving society can flourish amidst transformative change.
As offices are increasingly adopting hybrid/remote models, companies will need to find new ways to build community among their staff.
Embracing creativity will prove vital to the future of work as advancing technologies change the way that people connect and do business.
These themes from our Convening reveal how our assumptions about work must shift. As Stijn Broecke said, "Nothing about the future is inevitable."
Our Wisdom Weavers find that connections formed easily online are not as authentic and rich as in person.
Wisdom Weavers discuss how long-term mental and emotional health is important individually, economically, and for society as a whole.