“Uncertainty” was the name of the game for many of us in 2020 due to the pandemic – but one thing we know for certain is that post-pandemic work is going to look different.

This week, McKinsey released their report The Future of Work After COVID-19 based on their research in China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. 

Here are the highlights:

  • Remote work will continue for jobs where physical proximity is not a necessity – so virtual meetings are here to stay. 
  • COVID-19 has led to faster adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation, particularly in jobs that traditionally had a high level of person-to-person interaction. In July 2020, two-third of senior execs McKinsey surveyed reported they were increasing their investment in AI and/or automation.
  • Up to 25% of workers (up to 100 million people) are going to need to switch occupations in the next few years. 
  • Workers will need training. Policymakers and companies will need to offer upskilling and reskilling programs to help people get the education they need to transition to new jobs. 

If you’re looking to change careers or skill-up this year, check out the training opportunities over at Eleven Fifty Academy.