FUTURE OF WORK

Nordic Foresight has a single mission: help people and organizations navigate the trends and uncertainties shaping the future - especially those shaping the future of work, workforce, and work spaces.

We apply a mixed-method approach that integrates foresight, futures research, and behavioral science methodologies to solve complex challenges, help organizations' thrive, and improve workers' working lives.


The COVID-19 pandemic was a shock for which many were unprepared. It halted ingrained work and travel practices; it accelerated many of the trends and transitions that we have been discussing for decades.

Globalization and anti-globalization forces affect access to markets. Technological developments are automating tasks and augmenting people and organizations' capabilities, transforming business models, and revolutionizing talent requirements.    


The scale of the challenge can be overwhelming. There is no one size fits all strategy, but we can help you develop your readiness and resilience! 

 

FUTURE OF WORK, WORKFORCE, & WORKPLACE

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FUTURE OF WORK

Automation and augmentation shaping value creation and business models

Following the 2008 financial crisis and the 2020 pandemic, business environments  have become progressively more volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA). Through automation and augmentation, technology development is transforming business, operating, and infrastructure models.

FUTURE WORKFORCE

Automation and augmentation transform the talent equation. Pandemic and switch to remote and hybrid work enable new demands

Accelerated digital transformation, rapid adoption of hybrid work, automation, and technological augmentation are changing the talent equation. The need to attract, integrate, and retain talent continues to intensify. This war for talent is impacted by the ongoing consequences of the pandemic, the switch to remote work, a changing workforce composition, employee disengagement, growing diversity, and a contingent labor market.

FUTURE WORK SPACES

Work is no longer tied to a single place. Organizations need a hybrid workplace strategy

Workers work at the office, at
home, in public settings (cafés, parks, libraries, etc.), on the go, and at coworking locations. The role of the office is no longer central but is part of a complex ecosystem of physical and digital spaces that support knowledge employees’ value production. 
Workplaces should be places, where employees come - not because they have to - but because they want to.