Echaves: The Near Future

BY 2020, just two years from now, 50% of the workforce will be composed of millennials. By 2025, they shall have multiplied to 75 %.

That is the oft-repeated scenario in many articles on the future of work.

Yesterday’s Sun*Star Weekend issue reinforced that inevitability. Some 75 % of its 33 inside pages were by, of, to, and about millennials--favorite foods and hangouts.

The signs are clear; the weatherman cannot stop the thunderstorm.

Thus, organizations should take the clear cues that business ownerships will mushroom with millennials at the helm.

Also, that for established and long-standing businesses, it is wise to accept the reality that as the owners grow older (assuming that they will hold on tenaciously even in the winter of their years), the age gap between them and their marching soldiers will be widening. The question of relevance of one to the other will pervade.

So, how will work be in 2020 and onward? What trends will shape the future of work?

Jacob Morgan, a futurist, author, and co-founder of FOW Community, a network of the world’s most forward-thinking organizations, easily mentions five trends


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