You're readingWelcome to BBC WorklifeWorklifeShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare using EmailShare on WhatsappOpen share toolsVast economic, technological and social trends have completely upended how we work and live. How can we thrive and be successful in this fast-changing world? BBC Worklife aims to find out.
In the past decade, vast economic, technological and social trends have completely upended how we work and live. Entire industries have emerged. Others have been completely disrupted.
At the same time, we’re in the midst of an important and unprecedented demographic shift. By next year, just under half of the global workforce will be millennials or younger, rising to 75% by 2025. Trends like flexible work and the gig economy have completely blurred the lines between personal and professional life. Rapid developments in AI and automation call for a completely new approach to future-proofing our careers.
How can we thrive and be successful in this fast-changing world?
BBC Worklife aims to find out. We’ll look beyond the headlines and explore the issues and trends that we think people need to know about. From side hustles to 100-year lifespans to automated hiring, we’ll help you navigate disruption, build meaningful careers, broaden perspectives about what accomplishment means and highlight people thinking differently to get ahead in life.
We’ll take deep dives into certain regions to find out what makes them tick, and to see what we all can learn from them. For example, we’ll take a comprehensive look at Scandinavia, a region known for topping global rankings of work-life balance, education and quality of life. What can we learn from them? And do the headlines tell the whole story?
We’ll also examine certain topics in depth, to decode and demystify the important trends shaping our working lives. Expect to see Worklife lifting the lid on areas like the unconscious biases that subtly guide our decision-making; investigating the global phenomenon of burnout; taking a fresh look at how family life is being redefined; and offering a new perspective on the evolving influencer economy.
Join us as we explore this fascinating new world.
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