Employment will be liquefied

Liquid employment is the future of work. The remote/hybrid/office debate is nothing more than groundwork for what is to come. Liquid employment sees people shifting roles, jobs and companies as and when their skills are needed, and at a faster pace than ever.

It’s not hard to see which way the trends are going in employment. Two generations ago there was the expectation of a job for life. Nowadays, the average person has twelve jobs over their working life, and 25 - 34 year old’s only stay in the same job for 2.8 years. Over the next few decades that trend will continue with more people moving into liquid employment. Workers will adopt liquid working because of the freedom and flexibility it offers. Companies will adopt liquid working because it’ll enable them to have the right team at the right time.

How might we use the idea of liquid employment? Diversify skill sets, build a portfolio career and encourage others to do the same. Why rely on one employer to provide all your income when there are a multitude of ways to make money? Don’t ask kids what they want to be when they grow up, ask them what jobs they’re going to create for themselves.