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The future of work

Reimagining the work, workforce, and workplace of the future

Accelerated by the pandemic, the future of work is here. As increasing connectivity, robotics, and cognitive tools change the nature of work, new talent models and the gig economy are reinventing jobs. Now is the time to reimagine why, where, and how work gets done—and unleash the energy and endless possibilities of human potential.

What if?

The year 2020 gave us a unique window into what humans are capable of when their work actually works for them. In the future of work, what if we could re-architect work to unlock the most undervalued asset of all, human potential?

A new era in work

As a “time machine to the future,” COVID-19 has created an imperative to consider the choices we will face when the constraints of the pandemic are removed. While the challenges and opportunities for each organization look different, the objective is clear: humanize the future of work.

Humanize the Future of Work

re-Architect work. The future of work depends on understanding how humans work best and architecting work to align. It calls for us to move from a focus on technology to a focus on humans—supported and enabled by technology. Thus, enabling us to make work better for humans and humans better at work.

  • Reshoring or localization on your mind?
  • 2021 Global Human Capital Trends: Special report
  • Automation with intelligence
  • Superminds, not substitutes
  • Redefining work for new value
  • A pragmatic pathway for redefining work
  • How to redesign government work for the future
  • The future of work in technology
  • Reframing the Future of Work 

Unleash the workforce. Thanks to digital advances and ever-improving connectivity, today’s workers are no longer tethered to a place. Organizations gain access to resources across a broad talent ecosystem, along with a responsibility to create personalized, elevate experiences that engage workers and unleash their potential for maximum impact.

  • Setting the stage for creative performance
  • Amplifying Black voices
  • The Deloitte Global 2021 Millennial and Gen Z Survey: Highlights
  • Women @ Work: A global outlook
  • Workforce ecosystems
  • The disconnect disconnect
  • Driving the future of work with workforce ecosystems
  • May the workforce be with you
  • Activating the internal talent marketplace
  • Technologies that touch you
  • Create a crisis growth plan: Start with opportunity marketplaces
  • Human inside
  • Skills change, but capabilities endure
  • Measuring human relationships and experiences

Adapt the workplace. The anywhere, anytime workplace requires rethinking the tools, technology, and the environment that workers need to do their best work. This demands creativity, flexibility, and insight into the human experience, plus a passion for adapting and crafting an environment that empowers workers to flourish.

  • Reconstructing the workplace
  • The digital-ready workplace
  • Designing adaptive workplaces
  • COVID-19 as catalyst
  • Collaboration at a distance
  • If we rebuild, will they come back?
  • Bridge across uncertainty
  • Building the peloton
  • COVID-19 and the virtualization of government
  • Reopening the workplace: The resilient leader’s guide
  • If these walls could talk
  • Tapping into the aging workforce in financial services

Industry insights

Explore insights that address the issues you face in your specific role

Future of work: Diversity, equity, and inclusion in the food industry

  • Embracing equity as an imperative can help build the workforce of the future

Future of work: The state of the food industry

  • Change is coming, but is everyone ready?

Women at the wheel

  • Key findings from the 2020 diversity, equity, and inclusion in automotive study

The shifting sands of employment and occupations in American manufacturing

  • Economics Spotlight, November 2019

Shifting sands

  • The changing consumer landscape

Why the COVID-19 recession has disproportionately affected women

  • Economics Spotlight, January 2021

Reshoring or localization on your mind?

  • The reshoring and localization trend and the opportunity it presents for         smart factories

The future of work in oil, gas and chemicals

  •  Opportunity in the time of change

2020 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends for Energy, Resources & Industrials

The jobs are here, but where are the people?

  • Key findings from 2018 Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute


Women in the C-suite

  • Growth in emerging leadership roles creates new opportunities in financial services

2021 commercial real estate outlook

  • Rebuilding to enhance resilience

COVID-19 return-to-the-workplace strategies


Focusing inward

  • How improving employee engagement can help rebuild trust in government

Future of work in government

  • What does it all mean for the future of government work?

Job-centric upskilling

  • The new workforce development imperative

COVID-19 and the virtualization of government

The future of aging

  • What impact might the expansion of health span have on society? 

COVID-19 as catalyst

  • The future of work and the workplace in health care

Closing the digital gap

  • Shaping the future of UK healthcare

The future of work in technology

  • Reimagine technology work, the workforce, and the workplace

The AI talent shortage isn’t over yet

  • Even mature AI adopters are challenged by skill gaps   

Thriving in the era of pervasive AI

  • Deloitte’s State of AI in the Enterprise, 3rd Edition

Talent and workforce effects in the age of AI

  • Insights from Deloitte’s State of AI in the Enterprise, 2nd Edition survey

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