We have included some of the best research we have found on future workforces.  We hope you enjoy reading them – there is some great insight in all the work we have selected for you.

‘Workforce of the Future – The competing forces shaping 2030’ – PWC, 2018


PWC look at the rapidly shifting impact of technology and some global mega trends that are influencing the shape of work. They predict some future ‘worlds of work’ based on organisational patterns of behaviour and human responses to their work environment. It’s a fascinating read with some big picture predictions and clear messages about the need for planning, creativity, innovation and adaptability.

‘The 21st Century Public Servant’– Catherine Needham and Catherine Mangan, 2012


This work from The University of Birmingham looks at the roles, skills and behaviours required by public servants to respond to our communities in a trust based, consensual way. It identifies eight roles and ten behaviours that are guiding principles to encourage a growth mindset and are applicable across all roles irrespective of place or operating model

Walk Tall – Being a 21st Century Public Servant


Based on the original concept of the 21Century Public Servant, ‘Walk Tall’ is a collaboration between The Local Government Association (LGA), Society of Local Authority Chief Executives (SOLACE) and Public Services People Managers’ Association (PPMA) to provide a bridge between the academic research and the day-to-day activities of the people and organisations they represent – exploring the challenges and opportunities public servants face in their day to day work

The Future of the Workforce – Critical drivers and challenges, Deloitte July, 2016


This research looks at the intersection of technology, globalisation, demographics, social values and changing personal expectations (particularly from millennials) and looks at the impact they will have on the talent landscape, the workplace and the disruption of business models

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42% of executives expect to increase or significantly increase the use of contingent workers in the next three to five years

71% believe their company is “somewhat” or “very” able to manage contingent workers.

Future businesses will need more skills, including: digital know-how, management capability, creativity, entrepreneurship and complex problem solving

Technology can make learning available anywhere, anytime to anyone. Millennials expect it as part of their working norm and will move on if not provided.