In June this year UK’s Learning and Work Institute announced the findings of a new Youth Commission report, Tomorrow’s world: Future of the Labour Market:

“It finds that the UK’s 2030 workforce is likely to be more diverse, with more women and disabled people in work, and a growth in the number of people with caring responsibilities. Self-employment in areas such as the gig economy is likely to grow too, and rising demand for skills means young people without good qualifications could struggle to find work or build a career.”


“It suggests that, if recent trends continue, then by 2030 750,000 young people could be self-employed and 500,000 could be in insecure work, worried that their hours could change unexpectedly.”

Recommendations are yet to come, but the report concludes that we need to better help young people to prepare for and adapt to these changes. ([See Employers and public services must adapt to support young people to adapt to a rapidly changing labour market)

In the face of global challenges, a relentlessly positive Australian organisation, Future Crunch, calls adaptability the most important skill for the 21s century.

The Adaptability Quotient is also becoming a big buzz work in the business community. For example see Adaptability quotient cope with change work success.