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2017’s ever-changing Workplace
2017 belongs to the contractors and freelancers. It is their virtual world now.
knows that 2017 is going to continue to astound us with continued
developments in technology. You can see these changes everywhere
you look. There are advances in artificial intelligence,
medicine, and wearable devices. These advances are wonderful for
us all, but has anyone given much thought as to how all these advances
in technology are shaping our executives and workplaces?
I was talking with
a couple of friends about the fact that Millennials are now at the age
where they are getting promoted to management and executive
roles. Now, these are people who were young teens when the
technology boom hit. They were raised with laptops and
cellphones, and they are not fans of the traditional 9-5 workday.
They saw their parents embracing mobile technologies as they logged on
to their laptops at nine at night to get “caught up” on sorting through
their stuffed inboxes.
They understand that while the recent advances in technology have extreme benefits, they also know that there are worries of being trapped into the demands of a 24 and 7 work week. As these Millennials start making changes to the traditional workplace, we can expect to see more of a non-traditional workplace.
Here are some of the top trends that you can expect to see if you are looking to change, or start, a career in 2017.
2017 will no doubt
continue to be a year of advances. The workplace continues to
evolve into not a place where someone goes to work, but more toward
hours and moments when someone works. Physical location is no
longer a limiting factor as to where you can be employed. It now
comes down to what skills someone possesses and how they can manage
their own time, and projects. Contractors and freelancers are
increasing in numbers, and are at no loss for opportunities to work
when they want to, how they want to, and wherever they can get an
That person at
Starbucks who is sipping a venti latte while working on their laptop
may not just be surfing the internet. They may be writing code for a
subroutine for the first manned mission to Mars. These days you just
never know who is working when.
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