Worker of the Future

Keeping the worker at the heart of ongoing business transformation

The Worker of the Future Sub-Group was created in response to the need to develop a view on the responsible business approach to the challenges presented by Future of Work scenarios.  While the Future of Work has no end point, there is an ongoing journey towards business transformation, worker expectations, and adaptation to global trends and events.

Much has been written about the journey to the future of work but without sufficient depth on experiences from the worker’s perspective.  For this reason, the sub-group places the worker at the heart of the ongoing transition to the future of work.

The sub-group is chaired by Northern Trust with the following member companies: Accenture, A&L Goodbody, BT Ireland, Deloitte, ESB, Janssen, Musgrave, PM Group, Vodafone and is supported by WorkMatters.

Flexible Working and the Future of Skills are the two over-arching themes looked by the Group.

New publication: Shaping the future of work

Business in the Community Ireland

Download the new publication by the Worker of the Future sub-group to read perspectives on the Transition to the Next Normal and beyond. Access emerging best practices from leading businesses in the areas of Culture, Skills, Inclusion and Wellbeing.

Download the publication

The Learning and Development paper outlines recommendations on the education and career development needs of those within the adaptive working economy and the responsibilities of businesses in relation to these needs.

By investing in holistic learning and development programmes, and enabling adaptive workers’ access to these programmes, organisations will be able to develop skilled pools of talent and create a sustainable workforce equipped to respond to the challenges associated with technological disruption and the future of work.

Download the Paper to:

  • Review latest trends
  • Access cases and recommendations from business leaders on developing the Adaptive Workforce
  • Learn about how to create more inclusive opportunities in Ireland for those in the adaptive workforce, as well as those in more traditional jobs, to take part in lifelong learning


For more information on the Worker of the Future or to contribute to our work in this area, contact Marian Curry