Intuit’s 20 Trends That Will Shape the Next Decade Megatrend Report

This has some chilling predictions including that 40% of the American workforce will be freelance by just 2020. That’s just Expect a huge downward pressure on wages as a result.

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• The number of contingent employees will increase worldwide. In the U.S.
alone, contingent workers will exceed 40 percent of the workforce by 2020.
• Traditional full-time, full-benefit jobs will be harder to find.
• Small businesses will develop their own collaborative networks of contingent workers, minimizing fixed labor costs and expanding the available talent pool.
• Self-employment, personal and micro business numbers will increase.
• Government will misclassify workers, creating a major issue for companies of all sizes, especially in the first half of the decade. Work classification and work style will emerge as a target of intense political debate.


Here’s a link to the pdf.


3 Responses to Megatrends: The New Intuit Predictions

  • This bodes well for sites like Mechanical Turk. It’s a nightmare for the rest of us.

  • That’s why you need to up your game.

  • Hi Peter,
    Interesting glimpse at the report. I’d have to say many of us could have predicted some of this without much guessing, but it gives these personal or anecdotal observations a bit more weight to see them in black and white. Thanks for sharing this with the BizSugar community.

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