We’re all on track to live to 100. This, according to…me! (supported, of course, by what I read about and see all around me)
As such, people are going to work longer for two reasons;
First, they will need to in order to fund a very long retirement and possibly ailing health during their post-work years.
Second, they will want to because even if financially secure, they will want to continue working versus living a retired life for upwards of 40 years. There is only so much travel, bridge, gardening, etc that one can do.
The speed of change is happening faster than anyone living has ever seen. People are being sideswiped by the speed of change because many have already moved from pen/paper to computer, landline to smartphones, bank tellers to (now outdated) ATMs and then some. They (including me) all slowly but surely adapted to new realities, but the pace is picking up. And, jobs and requirements of the workforce are changing. Radically. We have seen this already and what is forecast to be come due to AI alone, confirms that we need to brace ourselves for more learning and adapting.
So, we got this, right? I’m saying yes, we do!
If you’re not keen on ‘new’, start warming up to it…we can do this. We all have to keep adapting and supporting each other, our colleagues, our communities and working together to learn and remain relevant to the workforce AND to the world around us.