Report 16 Feb 2022

Expert View: Future Work 2030

Over the past two years, the way white-collar employees work has changed dramatically. Before the pandemic, less than 20% of employees in Europe worked from home or anywhere else on a regular basis. Office work was the norm. With Covid-19, this has changed dramatically, and, in many cases, it is working just fine. Other factors that will have a significant impact on how we work in the future are availability of talent, sustainability requirements, availability of affordable housing in urban areas, and demographic change in Western countries. All these factors together will lead to completely different working models over the next 10 years. Traditional offices are being phased out. For tasks that require concentration and silence, the home office will be the preferred workplace. For project meetings, co-working spaces will be used in the form of inspiring lofts that are easily accessible by public transport or by bike. Job-related relocation will be a thing of the past. Working from anywhere will be standard in most companies. To achieve this, companies will of course have to adjust management styles, processes, and organizational structures.