A question of courage
- In 10 years, half the working population will no longer be suitable for the work they are doing now
- 82% of those working do not keep learning
- The situation is urgent for the generation of 50-50-year-olds
The current generation of 40-50-year-olds is the first to experience that we work for longer. For them, there will be no final spurt towards their pension. They’ll be working for another 20 to 30 years. The economy needs it, by the way. But what are they going to be doing? Are they sufficiently aligned to new ways of working?
If we really want to get to grips with the future of work, it’s time to take steps now, especially for this generation.
They are a group of people of whom we know they are not waiting to take personal career guidance or other development programmes. They have responsibilities. They are busy. But before they know it, their train will have left the station.
It is time now to step beyond the well-trodden paths, to hold surprising discussions and to take steps towards a future that is uncertain. To find what they may not have been looking for and to discover how this will help them with the future of their work.