Ongoing changes in the workplace

In the 1960s, the work revolved around a nine-to-five working day, men their wives and children kept home, and work usually involves physical labor. Staff smoking at work – even in the office – and there were no provisions for proper etiquette in the staff kitchen, as tea-ladies in the middle of the morning with snacks did the rounds.

Now, 57 years later, the social revolutions of women on a more equal footing in the working place and technology take us where we never thought we would go – virtually as well as physically.

The world of work is different from what it twenty, ten … even looked like five years ago. Digital progress and expectations of a new generation of workers the way we produce and work together, move and change the workplace and with our lives.

“Today’s work environment barely show a hint of resemblance to that of a few decades ago, said Sindhu Hariharan, columnist for Entrepreneur Magazine. “Call it the passage of time or a general shift, it can not be denied to seek from the process of working to the way the workforce communicate with each other, the differences lot and drastically.”

Although many factors ultimately contribute to the changing patterns of work, showing organizational teoriste on two key drivers:

Increasing pressure on organizations to be more competitive, more agile and customer-focused – to be a “smooth-oiled business.”
Breakthroughs in communications and information technology, especially mobile technologies and the Internet, which makes it possible for work to be removed from time and space.
These key drivers insisting the current workplace to change in the following ways:


Flexibility flourish
Both in terms of when and where you work, offering more and more companies – and more employees ask for – flexibility in the workplace. “As the workplace has become digital, can employees an office base often take their work on the road, which provides the opportunity to live closer to your family, move to a new city, traveling or simply in your pajamas from home to work, “said Alexis Grant, writer for US News.


More people are working for themselves
“Entrepreneurship is has become notorious in-thing, partly because sites like Facebook, and partly because the economic situation some workers have no other option late,” explains Grant. More people in 2010 to work for themselves investigated as during the past 15 years, according to a report by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a think-tank focusing on entrepreneurship.


Not too happy life with a job
Unlike their grandparents, and even parents, Millennial probably will not stay with one employer for their entire career. “To tell the truth, by the time they turn 30 years, some Gen-Y workers have already acquired by various companies experience,” said Grant. “This means companies have to work hard to retain young workers, often to offer through lifestyle benefits that years ago was not on the table.”


Jobs found online farm
The Internet has changed how people looking for work, network and apply for jobs. It is now common to complete an online application or to make yourself available for a telephone interview. Employers can peruse their candidates by checking their social media profiles. Online employer brands are regarded as an important implement to attract with the right talents. Candidates also understand the value of a personal brand because it across the spectrum of industries play a role, as well as in the job search process.



Grant, A. 2011. “6 Ways the World of Work is Changing”. US News

Jenkin, C. 2017. “How work has changed since the 1960s.” Career One,

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