“Τhe future of
work in a post
A virtual roller coaster ride on how
the future employee will look like
May 22, 2020 - University of Georgia
Who we are.
People Operations Consultant
People Operations Intern
We are a hybrid of consultants
and makers, helping visionary
organisations and institutions
thrive in the digital economy,
through strategy, organisational
design, advanced analytics and
While doing that, we challenge
how a modern consultancy
should look like in the 21st
● A “crisis cohort” who continued to face
higher unemployment, lower pay and
worse job prospects up to a decade later.
● Lower-paid jobs for graduates – Graduates
had a 30% higher chance of being in a
lower paying occupation one year after
graduating, and remained more likely to be
in low-paid work a full 7 years later.
The Resolution Foundation
study on the 2008-09
Public Education had
a clear surge:
● The 2 most active years for starting
businesses in the US recently were
during the peak of the great Recession.
“The suddenness of this shift
has been incredibly disruptive.
While we might have expected
our working environments,
processes, and routines to
evolve over time, we've been
thrown directly in the deep end.”
- Ben Rogers, National Research Group (NRG)
Increased investment in automation
to handle a surge in online shopping
New Jobs: Amazon and Wal-Mart
hired more than 100,000 people.
Digitization of economy: 13% of
consumers said in early April that
they were planning to browse the
sites of online retailers for the ﬁrst
5.6% 6.4% 7.2% 8.0% 8.8%
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Apr
U.S Ecommerce Penetration (% of Retail
Source: Bank of America, U.S. Department of
Commerce, ShawSpring Research
But there is one thing that we can
certainly do: To work on ourselves, so
that we are ready no matter what the
future has in store.
1.38 billion learners were impacted
worldwide by the shutdown of schools.
The debate of public vs. private
education has heated up.
Change of college plans: 63% of students
said they will change their top college
The crisis has not
work, but also
More than 3.9 million people graduate from
college this spring in the United States.
McKinsey: jobs of young workers—those aged
24 and younger—are at signiﬁcantly higher risk
in the crisis.
BUT situations that upend the status quo can be
ideal—ultimately—for career development.
How has the new reality aﬀected
your career plans?
ROI focused &
Data backed Ideas
Breaking down silos
“The economy will eventually
create new opportunities for
entrepreneurs to launch the
next wave of “world-changing”
businesses: China’s Alibaba
emerged from the 2002-2003
SARS epidemic to become one
of the world’s biggest
- Mark Cuban, Entrepreneur
Fast testing & decision
Failure as a learning
"We are seeing another
trend in the world of agile
work, which is growing
ﬁnance and others, with the
concept of self-organizing
- Shawn Dickerson, Senior
Vice President of
Re- & Upskilling.
Skills > Titles
Hard + soft skills
“This topic of reskilling is
more relevant than ever.
Digital transformation is
happening as we speak.
Organizations need to be
open about the impact of AI
and automation on jobs,
and redesign lifelong
- Gregg Passin, Senior
So, that was what
Now, what do you
need to thrive in
this new era?