Shaping a new future of work today

Digital technology is reinventing how we work, but not in the way you might think. Rather than replacing humans, it’s making us more important than ever—a win-win for the modern workforce.

Businesses need to evolve their approach in this new era of affinity between human and machine. Learn how to build data-driven strategies to maximize the full ecosystem of resources available to you, from robotics and AI to employees and adaptive talent.

Through on-demand digital learning experiences and other custom programs, we’ll help you continuously assess, reskill and upskill your workforce to lead now and in the future.

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Accenture analyzes how the future of employment has shifted while sharing insights on hybrid working & the future of remote work tailored to needs.

Rewire resources to solve the skills shortage

Business leaders should consider the following to create a future workforce in which humans and intelligent machines work together to improve productivity, innovation and growth.

Scale up

Prioritize skills, balancing between technical, judgement and social abilities. Cater to willingness to learn and accelerate training with VR, AR and AI.

Nationalization

Improve productivity by identifying and filing suitable jobs with the right Saudi talent. Balance gender diversity with opportunities for people of determination.

Reimagine work

Allocate work to people and machines, balancing augmentation and automation. Build project-based teams and map skills to new roles you create.

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Good for profits and people

If skill-building doesn’t match the rate of AI progress, 14 G20 countries could lose up to $11.5 trillion in GDP growth in the next 10 years. Our Reworking the Revolution research below shows how AI and upskilling go hand in hand for maximum benefit.

If skill-building doesn’t match the rate of AI progress, 14 G20 countries could lose up to $11.5 trillion in GDP growth in the next 10 years. Our Reworking the Revolution research below shows how AI and upskilling go hand in hand for maximum benefit.

38%

Potential boost in revenue generated by greater investment in AI between 2018 and 2022. Companies could also lift employment 10 percent, equating to an average of $7.5B and 5,000 jobs for an S&P 500 company.

97%

Executives who say they intend to use AI to enhance worker capabilities. This mirrors the rapid pace of investment in cognitive and AI systems, which could rise to $57.6 billion by 2021.

67%

Workers who say it’s important to build skills to work with intelligent machines. Despite worker interest, only 3 percent of companies plan to boost skills investments significantly in the next three years.

What we think

Digital is disrupting the way we work

58%

of existing work tasks, will be performed by humans and 42% by machines, by 2022.

27%

of the jobs landscape will comprise of new roles and 21% of redundant roles, by 2022.

54%

of all employees by 2022, will require significant re- and up-skilling.

75%

of employees believe development experiences should be driven more by learners rather than L&D.

74%

of talent developers across organizations use internal skill gap assessments to decide which learning program to create or curate.

42%

of required workforce skills will shift significant by 2022.

Case studies

Avis faced disruption with an end-to-end workplace solution to increase HR agility.

We helped Airbus optimize assembly, reduce error rates to zero and lift productivity 500 percent.

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Accenture Engagement at B20 Saudi Arabia

Accenture was honored to support in policy development, research and consulting for some of the most pressing issues in the business world to help create a brighter and more sustainable future of work.

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Reinvent the future workforce

The AI revolution has elevated the importance of workforce management within the overall enterprise strategy. As part of our team, you will influence organizations at the highest levels as you build new paradigms that change the way the world works.

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