The “future of work” has been the topic of much conversation of late. It’s not surprising—after all, forewarned is forearmed. With that hunger for credible and actionable predictions in mind, Gallup has identified some “disruptive workplace trends” that employers should take heed of, and begin preparing for, sooner rather than later:
- Millennials represent the largest generation in the U.S. workforce, and many don’t stay with their companies for the long term. A 2016 Gallup research report found that 21% of Millennials switched jobs in the previous year, and only half strongly agreed that they would be working at their current company in 1 year.
- The artificial intelligence (AI) revolution is here, and it’s affecting employee engagement. The potential loss of jobs due to AI has many workers on edge. This anxiety undercuts engagement and, in turn, performance.
- Baby Boomers are postponing retirement, and Millennials are getting married and becoming parents later in life. These shifts in life stages make workplace planning and forecasting vital.