Future of Work accelerated: Learnings from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Deloitte India has surveyed and held virtual one-on-one conversations with CXOs from 42 reputed Indian organisations. They have summarised seven key learnings relevant to the acceleration of Future of Work in India and presented what a COVID-adjusted strategy could look like for organisations looking to embrace the Future of Work

 

The Changing Nature of Work

The report emphasises that with the rise of technology, human capital is a very important investment. Adjusting to the next wave of jobs requires social protection. 8 in 10 people in developing countries receive no social assistance, and 6 in 10 work informally without insurance and other benefits.

Future of Work in the Global South

Two centuries of technological innovation have not resulted in massive unemployment. Along with a host of other factors, technology contributed to new types of work. Will it be different this time? This report looks at what the #futureofwork might look like in the global south.

The Future of Work in Africa: Harnessing the Potential of Digital Technologies for All

This report claims that Africa has an opportunity to forge a different path than the rest of the world, given where it is today. Digital technology adoption has the potential, if harnessed effectively, to transform the nature of work for all Africans. Why focus on digital technology adoption in Africa? Because digital technologies have the potential to help build skills not just for a privileged few, but for all workers—including those with low education and limited opportunities—and to boost productivity and create better jobs in all enterprises, including informal ones.