Temporary workers likely to make up one-fifth of workforces by 2022

29 July 2014

A new research report from PwC tracks the changing views of workers to the shift away from traditional full-time office-based roles.

The Future of Work report , which surveyed more than 10,000 people across China, India, Germany, the UK and the US, found that one-fifth of workers see themselves working virtually, with the ability to log on from any location within the next 10 years.

The shift in how we work will be so huge that a quarter of respondents believed that traditional working approaches and structures simply won’t be around in the future.

Only around one in seven workers wants to work in a ‘traditional’ nine-to-five office environment in the future, according to the research, and virtual working, employee ‘auctions’ and ad-hoc hiring are expected to become increasingly common.