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Future of Work Foundation - The Vision
Work will mean something very different in 2020.
In fact, we may have so marginalised the word
"work" that the word itself may not exist in 2020.
Work will mean something to which every adult can
and will aspire, for the whole of their adult life.
In fact, we will probably see children begin to
"work" at a very early age.
Retirement as we know it now will no longer exist.
The very fabric of Australian society will be characterised
by the work that people do and the rewards which they receive for that work.
Money as a unit of exchange will be much less influential
Whatever units of exchange do exist, they will reward the
totality of work not just the current "GDP" type of work
A significant number of Australians will be working in jobs
very similar to those they are in today
More work will need to be done to identify growth
industries and to identify industries which will have less impact in 2020.
but those who do not will not be
Many things which are now not considered to
be "work" will very much be work (and rewarded work) in 2020.
Societal structures closely linked to work
will have undergone radical change.
Education will become all encompassing,
seamless and lifelong.
Politics will become an activity which
engages many more Australians, though the methods of engagement will be very different.
The legal structure will be relevant to the
future not repeating the past, and will become a harbinger of change.
There will be a considerable increase in
community based industries which are internationally competitive.
Global corporations will control mass
markets, though these will become of lesser importance.
Work will cease to be something someone
else gives you
and will come to mean those things you
choose with others to do because they add value to your community and to your country
The mission of the Future of Work Foundation is
" to engage all Australians in creating a better future for work"