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Your workplace in 2020: Gartner's predictions

Thursday, August 5, 2010
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(From ITWorldCanada.com) How will people work 10 years from now? Gartner thinks it has a pretty good idea, predicting 10 major changes that will occur during the next 10 years.

"Work will become less routine, characterized by increased volatility, hyperconnectedness, 'swarming' and more," said Tom Austin, a Gartner fellow, in a media announcement.

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In just five years, the report notes, 40 percent or more of an organization's work will be "non-routine," which is up from 25 percent in 2010.

"People will swarm more often and work solo less. They'll work with others with whom they have few links, and teams will include people outside the control of the organization," Austin stated. "In addition, simulation, visualization and unification technologies, working across yottabytes of data per second, will demand an emphasis on new perceptual skills." (Yes, he said "yottabytes.")

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The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. The ATD Staff, along with a worldwide network of volunteers work to empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace.
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