We’ve never experienced as many workplace changes simultaneously as we are right now. Hybrid models are the new norm, workers have gained the upper hand in the employee-employer relationship, and many of us are rethinking what we want to do and the steps we’ll need to take to get there. Perhaps most notably, the Great Reassessment has created a clear call to action: employees are no longer settling for dead-end jobs, but instead searching for meaningful professions.
Consequently, it’s safe to say that on the whole, careers in the 2020s are different. Change comes with a lot of exciting opportunities, but it also means that leaders will need to recalibrate their strategies and embrace new ways of thinking.
Exactly what kinds of shifts can we expect? And what will this mean for our path forward? There’s still a lot of mystery surrounding careers of the next decade, but our own Jeff Schwartz is here to shine a light on what we’ll need to do to set ourselves up for success. And he’s pulling some leading HR voices into the discussion, including Lucrecia Borgonovo, Chief Talent and Organizational Effectiveness Officer at Mastercard, Jean Pelletier, VP of Digital Talent Transformation at Schneider Electric, Judith Konermann, Global Head of Strategic Workforce Planning at Philip Morris International, and Jennifer Pierce, VP, Talent Management and DE&I at Walmart.
Here’s what they think leaders need to know about careers in the 2020s: