Motivations for work are changing
Gains in living standards over the past 150 years are allowing us to spend less of our time working, but are raising expectations about what a job should provide.
Beliefs about what makes a “good job”
As attitudes toward work fragment, the average worker is no longer a useful approximation. We’ve identified six worker archetypes, each with a different set of priorities.
Automation is helping to rehumanize work
Distinctly human advantages—around problem solving, interpersonal connection, and creativity—are growing in importance as automation eliminates routine work.
Technological change is blurring the boundaries of the firm
Remote and gig work are on the rise, but they are challenging firm cohesion.
Younger generations are increasingly overwhelmed
Young people, especially in advanced economies, are under mounting psychological strain that spills over into their work lives.