It's official—we're living longer! Great news you'd think, but couple this with plummeting birth rates and there's trouble ahead. As more and more of the current baby-boomer workforce walk into retirement, the big question is ‘Who’s going to be left to step into their shoes? The most likely way forward is to find ways to encourage people to stay on at work longer. However, for this to be successful, ageist attitudes within the workplace will need to be stamped out.
Above the Clouds: A Guide to Trends Changing the Way we Work Some of us work to live. Some of us live to work. Some of us, by design or default, don't work at all. Whatever your position, as a stakeholder in today's society, there is no avoiding the complex web that is the world of work. Everyone is affected to some degree by issues such as stress and work-life balance, teleworking, offshoring, stakeholder democracy, globalisation -- the list goes on. But, as things continue to change at an ever-faster rate, what can we expect work to look like in the next five, ten, or twenty years? Above the Clouds is the result of a future studies project carried out by the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM), a not-for profit foundation that promotes excellence in European business. The project aimed to identify trends that will have an impact on the world of work over the coming decade.