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Goodbye, career!

Ambitious expectations of building a career are on their way out - by 2040 it won’t make sense to anyone. The emphasis is shifting towards small business and freelance. According to futurologists, these forms of business will form the basis of the world economy, rather than multinational corporations.

The very nature of work will change: instead of monotonous day-to-day work, the labor market will opt for people who work part-time in several places and on certain projects lasting from several days to several months. Everyone will be able to regulate the intensity of their working life: it may be one or two projects in six months, or five or six or more per month.

In this regard, traditional offices and associated infrastructure will be gradually substituted by new formats – co-working and anti-cafes - where business, communication and food intake all happen in the same room.

Big business will have to think not only of searching for competent professionals, but also of ensuring the security of corporate information. After all, no one can guarantee that the contracted employee does not work at the same time for a dozen of its competitors.

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Marriette Deckard An important consideration will be how to ensure employee benefits to employees that no longer work on a permanent basis. It may require a new legal framework that allows for portable benefits that can move with the employee form contract to contract. With any luck there will be infrastructure in place that creates a kind of global universal healthcare and most nations by now will have some form of basic income in place. If not, it could continue to put pressure on the integrity of societies and could lead to mass scale collapses which won't bode well for the global economy. 14 Mar 2019
michael gordon I completely agree, from a business management perspective, being able to objectively measure performance and access a large pool of talent provide me with the ability to quickly scale solutions with much HR overhead and management head ache 06 Feb 2019
Matthew Mayberry a dream scenario, I don't think big business is just gonna phase out without some major event happening. 06 Feb 2019
David M. Helmuth This article never said that large corporations were going to disappear. It's just that when you do freelance work you usually get yourself incorporated as a means of legal protection. This is what the article is talking about when they say there will be an emphasis on small business in the future. 06 Feb 2019
Vyacheslav Borisov Лично для меня это уже обыденная реальность. С 2011 года я работаю удаленно из дома над двумя-тремя проектами одновременно. При этом я никогда не встречался очно со своими коллегами. 06 Feb 2019