Employment: What Does It Mean For Employees?

The Future Of Employment - Part 4 of 4

This is the fourth post in our 4 part series on The Future of Employment.


Goodbye 9-to-5! Au revoir long commute! Alvederzane desk job!

Ok, maybe it won’t be that clear-cut, but the standard make-up of the workday is set to change. Humdrum and repetitive workweeks are likely to become a little bit more exciting. Although less structure and no routine may be a problem for some people, having more flexibility as an employee is certainly enticing.

Being able to create a fair work/life balance is extremely important, and adjustable hours allow for more family time and community involvement. But it’s up to you to get the ball rolling.

Flexible employment structures don’t just benefit employees; however being able to sell the advantages to your boss will start the conversation. A little innovation may be required to bring all the necessary people on board if your workplace doesn’t already support these current trends. And organisation and communication will be key to creating a successful flexi-relationship with your superior.

Of course if that doesn’t work, the cost of start-ups has dropped dramatically. This means that new businesses are being founded at an ever-faster pace, and they’re being created on the entrepreneurs’ terms. Never before have we had such a golden opportunity to work remotely. There has been a rapid advancement of cloud technology recently, and working when and where it suits you is more of a reality now than it ever has been.

The rise of the WAHP (Work At Home Parent/Person) and the decline of POETS (Punch Out Early, Tomorrow’s Saturday) is already taking place. With any luck, Monday Morning Blues and Wednesday Hump Days might soon be a thing of the past.


That’s it for our 4 part series on The Future of Employment. We’d love to know what your thoughts are on where employment is headed and how you think you might be affected.