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Future of Work Theme Analysis Report Overview

The future of work is shaping factories and offices, encouraging greater collaboration between humans and technology. In return it is empowering workers with new digital skills. Robotics, 5G, and advanced manufacturing techniques using 3D printing and digital twins will enhance work performance on the factory floor. Additionally, technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), cloud, and cybersecurity will be critical in ensuring the coexistence of the digital and physical workplace.

The future of work thematic intelligence report provides an overview of the future of work, one of the most important themes impacting the workforce. It presents key technology, macroeconomic and regulatory trends impacting the future of work theme. Further, the report provides market size and growth forecasts for five technologies that will play a key role in the future of the work theme.

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Future of Work Trends ·       Technology

·       Macroeconomic

·       Regulatory

Data Analysis ·       Robotics

·       Enterprise IoT

·       AI, 5G

·       Collaboration Tools

Future of Work Categories ·       Visualization

·       Connectivity

·       Automation

·       Collaboration

·       Interpretation

Leading Companies ·       Alibaba

·       Alphabet (parent company of Google)

·       Amazon

·       Baidu

·       Cambricon Technologies

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Future of Work Framework

The framework includes five categories: visualization, connectivity, automation, collaboration, and interpretation.


In the future of work, visualization involves using images or graphics to convey information or communicate a message. Workers today are required to aggregate, analyze, and interpret vast amounts of data, which is constantly changing and expanding. In the digital era, workers have a new set of tools through which to interact with information and handle complex tasks. Visualization technologies will drive the metaverse’s development and contribute to making it the next stage of workplace collaboration.

Future of Work

Future of Work

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Trends Impacting the Future of Work Framework

The main trends shaping the future of work theme are classified into three categories: technology trends, macroeconomic trends, and regulatory trends.

  • Technology Trends – The key technology trends impacting the future of work theme are the adoption of enterprise metaverse platforms, the future through hybrid work model, and automation and digitalization techniques.
  • Macroeconomic Trends – The report analyses several macroeconomic trends impacting the future of the work framework. It includes the post-pandemic supply chain crisis, the tight labor market, the new gig economy, reshoring, deglobalization, and ESG performance.
  • Regulatory Trends – The key regulatory trends impacting the future of work theme are antitrust and data privacy and regulations within the gig economy. The gig economy has been shaping work in the absence of traditional forms of trade unionism, like collective bargaining. In addition, regulatory structures around the world were not written with phone-based apps and platform work in mind. This has hindered the ability of gig workers to improve their conditions and wages.

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Competitor Analysis

The companies making their mark within the future of work theme are:

  • Alibaba
  • Alphabet (parent company of Google)
  • Amazon
  • Baidu
  • Cambricon Technologies
  • Others

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Industrial automation sector scorecard

GlobalData uses a scorecard approach to predict tomorrow’s leading companies within each sector. The sector scorecards help to determine which companies are best positioned for a future filled with disruptive threats. Each sector scorecard has three screens:

  • The thematic screen shows who are the overall leaders in the 10 themes that matter most, based on the thematic engine.
  • The valuation screen shows whether publicly listed players appear cheap or expensive relative to their peers, based on consensus forecasts from investment analysts.
  • The risk screen shows the riskiest players in each industry, based on the assessment of four risk categories: operational risk, financial risk, industry risk, and country risk.

The future of work is a theme that impacts many of the sectors we cover. In this section, we focus specifically on the industrial automation and application software sectors.

Industrial Automation Sector Scorecard – Thematic Screen

Industrial Automation Sector Scorecard – Thematic Screen

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Reasons to Buy

The future of work is shaping both factories and offices, encouraging greater collaboration between humans and technology, and empowering workers with new digital skills. In the background, the increased use of technology is bringing about profound political, economic, and social change. This report helps you make sense of this vitally important theme, by providing you with a clear thematic framework.

In addition, we identify those companies that are developing and adopting the most advanced technologies across the future of work framework. These companies are the most likely to emerge as winners in this theme.

3D Systems (DDD)
Automation Anywhere
China Broadcasting Network
Cobalt Robotics
Dassault Systèmes
GE Additive
Logi Analytics
Magic Leap
Megvii (Face++)
Midea (KUKA)
Rakuten Mobile
Schneider Electric
Seiko Epson

Table of Contents

Executive Summary


Our Future of Work Framework


Data Analysis


Sector Scorecards


Further Reading

Thematic Research Methodology

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