Supply & Demand Chain Executive recently ran an article on 10 Changes in the World of Work in the Next 10 Years (which is based on trends identified by Gartner) that scares me. According to the article, in the future, we will all work like the Borg. Specifically, we will
- work in swarms,
- do so with the collective,
- while we are hyper-connected.
I don’t know about you, but that scares the daylights and the night lights out of me. That’s not the creative knowledge-driven future we’ve been promised, but a routine, repetitive-task based future reminiscent of the first production lines. If that’s our future, teach me Hindi, pack me up, and ship me off to India because at least they are being creative and entrepreneurial!