1. Flat organisational structures and fluid workforcesIt is predicted that organisations will be physically much smaller than they are today, as well as much less hierarchical, especially if they employ technical and knowledge workers. This is because, rather than having the skills they need in-house, lots of companies will be made up of a core contingent of staff and managers, a number of whom will work from home much of the time. But no matter where they happen to be based, this pool of experts will hold the organisation’s strategy, values and ethics, acting as the glue that binds everything else together.
[pullquote]In the next 10 years, we’ll see more disruptive technology emerging than we did in the last 20." - Graeme Hubbard, Right Management[/pullquote]Any other expertise required will be supplied by virtual (and global) networks of freelancers and contractors, who can be called on as and when they are needed. This means that by 2030, those controversial zero hours contracts could be the