What will the workplace look like in 2030?

Expert report5 minutesLearning & development 29 September

What will the workplace look like in 2030?

How the workplace is changing - and what it means for learning and development

The world of work continues to change fast. In the past two years, we’ve seen a shift to hybrid working, with digital skills becoming a necessity for every profession. And as the cost-of-living crisis intensifies and skills shortages continue, businesses are facing a renewed barrage of problems.    

This period of rapid change means it’s even more important to consider what people skills we will need in the future to help both our businesses and our employees flourish. So exactly what’s on the horizon for the evolving workplace? And how can learning and development help to navigate bumps in the road? 

A successful L&D programme has never been more important. Getting the balance between digital and face-to-face learning right will be crucial, as well as being able to cater for employees who like to learn in different ways. Talented people will also want to fast-track their careers, which means L&D offerings will become more important than ever when it comes to recruitment and retention.

And then there’s the rise of the robots. Working out how the development of AI and automation will transform people’s roles, rather than replace them, will be a major issue for L&D teams to tackle.

Read this People Management Insight expert report, produced in partnership with ICS Learn, to find out how the workplace may look in 2030, and why people practitioners need to make learning and development a priority for both employers and employees to meet future challenges.

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