The path to prosperity: Why the future of work is human

Trends in job markets aren’t alarming, they’re liberating. In the future of work, the boring, repetitive tasks will be done by robots, leaving the more challenging and interesting work for humans. But as the jobs we do change, so too will the skills we need to succeed in them. A whole range of productivity gains are ahead – but only if your organisation skills up now. In the seventh edition of our Building the Lucky Country series, Deloitte’s ground-breaking research reveals what the changing nature of work really means for businesses and government.

Get to work Australia

Australia has retained 27 years and counting of continuous economic growth, even through a period of global economic volatility. As a result, we benefit from high living standards (the third
highest in the world according to the Human Development Index).1 But looking forward, our future economic standing is not guaranteed. Improvements in future living standards rely on continued gains in productivity, and that means fostering creativity and innovation in the workplace. A big part of our productivity story will be about people. Yet there is a lot of anxiety about the future of work. Indeed, some question whether there is a future of work.

“The underlying equation is pretty simple: change is accelerating, and Australia and Australians will be more prosperous and more fulfilled if we can get ahead of the game.”

Explore Deloitte’s The path to prosperity: Why the future of work is human to find out:

  • What myths about the future of work have been busted
  • What the job currency of the future will be. Tip – it’s not qualifications or occupations
  • Why today’s jobs require us to use our heads, rather than our hands, and how something new is happening…
  • Which human skills are hugely under supplied and which ones will be most in demand
  • How businesses and governments can make better choices about our work, our workers, and our workplaces


Download the full report, The path to prosperity: Why the future of work is human by Deloitte.

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