These are uncommon times to have five powerful forces—all newly emerged, all evolving, all technology-centric—already impacting businesses. It is an opportunity for IT and HR to deliver extraordinary value via modest investments on top of a strong legacy technology footprint. These tectonic changes advance at a time when our worldwide talent pool is shrinking, increased migration from rural to larger cities, and global cohorts entering their senior years adding to the financial burden for elderly care globally.
To survive this chaos, work is continuously being redefined; business models can change on the fly, and a new form of business structure, leadership, management, and workforce emerges in the new gig economy.
Millions of retiring baby boomers getting off the corporate merry-go-round will play a crucial role as freelancers and free agents in bridging the gaps in skills, talent, business wisdom, and sustainability. Look out if you feel the floor rumbling or see a tsunami coming!! Its baby boomers headed for the door in 2014.
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