Many people fear that the automation of work will decrease the number of roles, but in fact the roles are merely displaced, and now there is a need for more deep specialists.
Freelance, part-time and contingent workers also continue to increase in value to the knowledge worker economy. Organisations need to be more agile, and they cannot do that easily with a workforce that is full-time and co-located.
Put these two (and many other) factors together, and you need to get to grips with the new landscape (and new scenario-based approaches) when it comes to workforce planning.
Factors for workforce planning (infographic)