View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Friday, June 5, 2009

The Future of Work in the UAE

Time Magazine Essay
Recently (5 June 2009) Time Magazine posted an essay about the future of work.

Written in America it appears to be addressed to the US work situation.

It is interesting and got me thinking about the Future of Work in the United Arab Emirates.

How many of these 10 change agents are operating in the Emirates? Are there other factors that are uniquely active in the UAE?

Introductory Remarks
Ten years ago, Facebook didn't exist. Ten years before that, we didn't have the Web. So who knows what jobs will be born a decade from now? Though unemployment is at a 25‑year high, work will eventually return. But it won't look the same. No one is going to pay you just to show up. We will see a more flexible, more freelance, more collaborative and far less secure work world. It will be run by a generation with new values — and women will increasingly be at the controls.

Here are 10 ways your job will change. In fact, it already has.

The essay continues at The Future of Work.

Dr Geoff Pound

Image: Time magazine cover.