As someone with years of experience working with technology and observing its impact on jobs, I read many new books that shed various perspectives on the changing dynamics of work, now and in the future. Jeff Schwartz, founding partner of Deloitte Consulting’s U.S. Future of Work practice, did not necessarily present anything new to me about the future of work in his book, "Work Disrupted: Opportunity, Resilience, and Growth in the Accelerated Future of Work." However, the organization of the book into three parts with the themes of “Finding Opportunity,” “Building Long-Term Resilience,” and “Playbooks for Growth” make it an excellent resource for many managers, executives, and policymakers as they plan for the future of work.
It’s been a year since most U.S. colleges and businesses shifted to an online, study from home or work from home mode in order to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Our work and home lives were disrupted, and it’s safe to say that until the country reaches the herd immunity level, our disrupted state will continue.