What have we recently learned around the world? A pandemic like the COVID19 pandemic knows no borders, makes no distinction between rich and poor and it can affect anyone to become infected with the virus.
Some are lucky not to get sick, while others fight for their lives. This also has far-reaching consequences for our working world and our daily dealings with one another.
Work from Anywhere- People adapt quickly and in everyday work this means that you don't necessarily have to work from an office or company headquarter, but can ultimately do a lot from home, on the move or anywhere, thanks to the age of mobile technologies .
Work for all- The global dimension of such a drastic event is also that structural working conditions merge and there will no longer be any dominant metropolitan areas for certain industries, ideas and creativity. In the future, you no longer have to be in Paris to delve deeply into the world of fashion, or in silicon Valley to influence the latest developments in internet technology. A decentralization has already taken place.
Work at will - Because we place more and more emphasis on a healthy life and an acceptable work-life balance, the new age of work is also shaped by the fact that companies, organizations and everyone themselves prioritize more flexible working hours in addition to the flexible workplace . The model we've known for the past 70 years being at work from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. is sure to change, and it is already. Employers and employees incorporate breaks or make working hours and productivity time more flexible. In particular, this will remain so, because a large number of working people worldwide are already used to organizing their working hours freely.
Work of a smart world- From now on and in the future, people's abilities will come into their own. This includes ideas, creativity, focusing on the essentials, etc. Why is that? Due to the enormous development of technologies through artificial intelligence (AI), automation and new time-saving technologies, humans will no longer have to do constant repeating or monotone work because machines (machine learning) do this. In the long term, this leads to a more varied and more satisfying professional world.
New Climate of Work- While the 19th century was shaped by industrialization and the 20th century by science and research, the 21st century will be more and more oriented towards sustainable economies. Such sustainable industries will therefore also create a large number of new jobs and create diversity. For the world of work and the worker itself this leads to a willingness to deal with new things, to learn new techniques and to live more in harmony with our world, nature and fellow human beings. This is supported by the appropriate technologies and thus gives hope for a better, more peaceful and more successful future for humanity. It is obvious that the health sector must and will play a far greater role in this.