A year on, these same eight drivers continue to be instrumental in propelling considerable change in the world of work. This Report reflects on these eight key drivers and explores how they have evolved over the past 12 months and the extent to which they will continue to feature in (and shape) the future world of work.
The cost of living crisis has emerged as having a critical and significant impact in the world of work. Although this could be characterised as a new driver of change, the cost of living crisis is, more accurately, the coming together of several existing drivers of change: the fragility of the globalised economy; climate change; demand fuelled by the emergence from Covid restrictions; and, at least in the UK, added costs from Brexit. The ramifications of the cost of living crisis on the world of work are considered in depth in the “Spotlight on the cost of living crisis” below.
This Report also considers the extent to which the eight drivers continue to come together to shape the how, how much, what, where, who, when, from where and why of work twelve months on.