The future of work after COVID-19


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The impact of [Coronavirus Disease 2019] COVID-19 on work, the workforce, and the workplace will persist after the health crisis has subsided. This research examines how the trends accelerated by the pandemic may reshape work in the long term. We explore these changes through 2030 in eight countries with diverse economic and labor market models: China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Together, these eight countries account for almost half the global population and 62 per cent of GDP. The pandemic has, for the first time, elevated the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Workforce development; Technology; Labour market; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Future; Occupation; Occupational research; Work at home; Technological change; Labour demand; Skill needs; Occupational health and safety; Trend; Retraining; Skill upgrading

Geographic subjects: China; France; Germany; Great Britain; India; Japan; Spain; United States; Asia; Europe; North America

Published: [Place of publication not identified]: McKinsey Global Institute, 2021

Physical description: vii, 139 p. (report) + 21 p. (executive summary)

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Also called: The future of work after Coronavirus Disease 2019; The postpandemic economy: the future of work after COVID-19

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 143.695

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