The Future of Work

“The pandemic has definitely been a turning point for work. But how do we predict what impact it might have on the future of work?”

The pandemic has brought lots of changes to Britain and to how we work. In this report, I will be speaking about the gig economy, remote working and automation.

The gig economy is when people will either have multiple jobs or work for themselves e.g. they might be a taxi driver and a cleaner on different days of the week.

The remote working refers to people using online platforms such as zoom to do their work from anywhere like your home.

Automation refers to when machines and robots replace low skilled workers jobs such as cashiers.

The predicted change to remote working has some problems but also some opportunities. The problem working at remote working is that your electric bill will go up and it will be harder to interact with colleagues. Although you might be working at home and find it fun, you don't get to know new people, say if someone was new at the job and you wanted to know them you can't really because you're talking on the phone or by screen.

The opportunity of remote working is that you can spend more time with your family and you can have more flexibility.

Why might some people think that the pandemic is a turning point for work?

Some people might say that the pandemic is a turning point for others because it has increased remote working to 4 out of ten people in April 2020.

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