2021 and beyond, let get real, The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world, and its effects will last. Now you walk out, the whole world is adapted for the social distance, wear a mask and consciously make use of the hand sanitizer, and we do not expose ourselves to the public space without a mask for long.
Another massive wave for innovation that will take place will eventually replace most of the human manual and semi-manual work, replaced by the digitalisation, automation, cloud computing and allow work remotely and require less human employees for any business in all size. The new waves for innovation will eventually invented, accepted and become new norms that replace majority of the old practices, such as question for maintain large workforce and large office space, but once replaced with the smart space, remote to work, automation, migration from physical to digital online store, lot of past good practices will replace by the new smart practice that take place. Most of the companies will down size, or right sizing once adopted for the new and better business practice that meet the current and future needs. Jobs will continue to drop in certain classes due to no value added or replaced by the automation and no more value added. However, a new class of the works that bring in modern value will be opened up and filled with those who are ready for the modern and next-normal world.
Productivity will continue to be one of the benchmarks with the consideration of value added or contribution for the said employee toward the employer, in what can do and justifiable to remain in the payroll. The next-normal world is for those who are open for the change, willing to accept the change, and willing to do the next-normal way. Are you ready for the digital transformation for business and individual level, if you are not ready, it time for you to set the goal to transform.