In 1962, Hanna-Barbera launched us 100 years into the future with "The Jetsons." Generations since have been entertained by this futuristic family and its world of robotic maids, flying cars and moving walkways. While the animated classic was on track with some of its predictions, the show’s vision for business in the mid-20th century is proving to be out of orbit.
George Jetson's nine-hour work week was intended to be tongue-in-cheek, but it was on par with the thinking of the time. The April 2, 1965 issue of TIME magazine featured the opinion of IBM Economist Joseph Froomkin, who believed that automation would bring about a 20-hour work week within a century.
We're still decades away from the era of "The Jetsons" and Froomkin's 20-hour work week, but experts are looking to the nearer future to help companies and employees anticipate what lies ahead in the next ten years. Here are three things you can do today to prepare for the future of business.
"Looking ahead to 2030 and what it will take to be successful in business — strategic and creative thinking, versatile communication and technological skills, and solution-focused — I foresee increased productivity and innovation," says Faulkner. "But perhaps more importantly, I see greater employee satisfaction. And that truly will be the key to a bright future."
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