Five Insights From Davos On The Future Of Work

At the recent gathering of the World Economic Forum (WEF), re-skilling and flexible work emerged as key components of the future of work.

In the 10 years since I launched the Future of Work Consortium, the topic has become increasingly important to the agenda at Davos, the annual meeting of the WEF. During that time, we have gained clarity about some aspects of the future of work (for instance, that technology will have an impact on tasks, not jobs), become more optimistic about others (for instance, that there will be relentless job creation), and have grown certainly more fearful about the significance of growing threats (for instance, the impact of mid-level job destruction on the rise of “popularism.”)


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Shelly Jo Jacobs

Author: Shelly Jo Jacobs