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To mark the 100-year anniversary of the company, Esselte Corporation teamed up with Futures House Europe, and has this week released a white paper examining the Future of Work.

I was going to put together a more detailed summary about the key points in the paper, but the “key points” ended up being pretty much a copy of the paper itself.  It’s not often that I (or anyone, I suspect) reads a whitepaper and gets excited by it, but truly this is a fantastic resource.  Do yourself a favour and take a read – a link to the press release is below.  In the meantime, here are some “tweet-worthy” sections:

–          By 2015 around 40% of the total workforce will be mobile (tweet this)

–          By 2050 over 65’s will represent around 50% of the working population in Europe (tweet this)

–          Eliminating the gap between male and female employment would boost GDP by 9% in US, 13% in Eurozone and 16% in Japan (Goldman Sachs). (tweet this)

–          The traditional office is dying, and will only remain relevant where security concerns or face to face presence is paramount (tweet this)

–          Companies with a high representation of women on the board outperform companies with all male boards by 41% in return on equity (tweet this)

–          97% of Global CEOs say access to talent and key skills is the most critical issue for their long term business strategies, according to a PWC Survey (tweet this)

–          40 years after “The Paperless Office” was proposed, the average worker produces 10,000 sheets of paper every year (tweet this)

–          Employees will increasingly see themselves as a “brand” whose marketing they have sole control over (tweet this)

–          The balance of power is shifting from the buyer to the seller in the Talent Market (tweet this)


One thought on “The Office is Dying, According to Esselte

  1. You are right – this is a white paper I would have missed – and regretted it. Work is developing in rapid waves into something different and I like to stay informed. (One thing I have to wistfully add about ‘work’ – I wish there WERE some for the people who really need it….)

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