Today's post comes to us from the executive director of The Workforce Institute, Dr. Chris Mullen, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, SPHR.
With about six weeks left in a year like no other, many of us are starting to think about what 2021 will look like in many ways including at work. Here at the Workforce Institute, we've been publishing our own list of workforce predictions each year for more than a decade - you can see our most recent list here and our half-year check-in on that list here.
Our 2021 predictions will be coming at the beginning of the new year and we hope you'll come back and read about them then.
In the meantime, one of our longtime board members, best-selling author and managing partner of Workplace Intelligence, Dan Schawbel, has his own list of predictions that he publishes right about now every year and I always find them incredibly insightful and interesting to read. Dan has a unique point of view informed by all of the high-profile interviews he conducts on his podcast, 5 Questions with Dan Schawbel (recents include Dr. Phil McGraw, designer Betsey Johnson, and actor Matthew McConaughey), and the incredible companies he works with - including UKG.
Dan always starts his predictions with a look at the macro-economic forecast. Among the key indicators he mentions in this year's report:
While this news all sounds pretty positive, Dan notes that, “With so much uncertainty due to Covid, everything could change for the better or worse depending on the spread of the virus and businesses shutting down.”
Here is a shortlist of Dan's Top Ten Workplace Trends for 2021 (for all the details read his full article here):
What issues are you and your organization thinking about for next year? Tell us in the comments section.
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