Future of Work

The world of work is changing. Artificial intelligence, automation, and robotics will make this shift as significant as the mechanization in prior generations of agriculture and manufacturing. While some jobs will be lost, and many others created, almost all will change. Read the research, insights, and innovative ideas that are shaping the future of work.

What does the future look like?

Podcast - McKinsey Global Institute

Forward Thinking on artificial intelligence with Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott

– How could AI help create jobs even in rural areas, and what would it take? In this podcast episode, Kevin Scott shares his ideas with James Manyika.
Podcast

The workforce of the future

– Accelerating trends in remote work, e-commerce, and automation mean that more people will need to change jobs and learn new skills.... Are leaders ready to guide the shift?
Article - McKinsey Global Institute

What’s next for consumers, workers, and companies in the post-COVID-19 recovery

– Many changes in business models and consumer behavior during the pandemic will stick, but action will be needed to ensure the... rebound is not uneven.
Article

What executives are saying about the future of hybrid work

– Organizations are clear that postpandemic working will be hybrid. After that, the details get hazy.
Podcast

Grabbing hold of the new future of work

– The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped existing workforce trends and catalyzed new ones. Here’s the latest on what’s next—and... what to do about it.

Unlocking individual talent

Report - McKinsey Global Institute

The future of women at work: Transitions in the age of automation

– Concerted and creative new solutions are needed to enable women to seize new opportunities in the automation age; without them, women may fall further behind in the world of work.
Discussion Paper - McKinsey Global Institute

Skill shift: Automation and the future of the workforce

– Demand for technological, social and emotional, and higher cognitive skills will rise by 2030. How will workers and organizations adapt?

Unlocking the talent in organizations

Article - McKinsey Quarterly

The most fundamental skill: Intentional learning and the career advantage

– Learning itself is a skill. Unlocking the mindsets and skills to develop it can boost personal and professional lives and deliver a competitive edge.
Article

Reimagining how life sciences work will be done in the next normal

– The coronavirus pandemic has forced many changes in how life sciences work is done. It may be a misconception that this is the... next normal.
Blog Post

Ops 4.0—The human factor: Skill, will and the next normal

– The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically accelerated the acquisition of digital skills. That could be the beginning of something... even bigger.
Article

Building the vital skills for the future of work in operations

– Operationally intensive companies have entered a new wave of automation and digitization. That will have a big impact on the skills... they need to remain competitive.
Article

Four success factors for workforce automation

– Work is changing, for the better. Top companies manage to capture the benefits of automation for their business—and their... workers.

Unlocking the talent in communities

Discussion Paper - McKinsey Global Institute

‘Tech for Good’: Using technology to smooth disruption and improve well-being

– Focusing on innovation, skills, and labor fluidity will be keys to good social outcomes of technology adoption.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Digital identification: A key to inclusive growth

– New research by the McKinsey Global Institute shows how good digital ID is a new frontier in value creation for individuals and institutions around the world.

Regional Perspectives

Discussion Paper - McKinsey Global Institute

The future of work in Europe

– Beyond COVID-19, automation, migration, and shrinking labor supply are shifting the geography of employment.

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