A Look at Startup Jobs of the Future
We are already getting a glimpse of the jobs of the future.
The backbone of commerce in a functioning society is the small business. Though we see big corporations in the spotlight, this is because they can afford the ad space to put in front of us in any piece of media that you can think of. However, small business compromises over 90% of the world’s commerce. Moreover, more people nowadays are looking for a change in career and going into starting a business. Though, before you hit “launch” it’s important to know what is happening now and the direction that the business world is heading towards.
Future of Labor
Depending on what kind of business you plan to make, consider if you want to make the positions either hybrid or completely remote. Not only would you save money on renting office space, but offering this type of work style will be more attractive to people thus leading to more applicants, and potentially better workers.
In a study conducted by Executive Placements, they outlined a few insights on the jobs of the future:
- Places To Work: Flexible workspaces will offer a variety of options so employees can choose where to work
- Smaller Organizations: Smaller corporations will flourish and collaborate, without the cost of bigger businesses
- Less Hierarchy: Work will be based on teams and collaboration, where everyone can be a leader
- Emphasis On Wellness: Workspaces will be designed for comfort, with perks like nap rooms and bringing pets to work
- Digital Assistants: Workers at all levels will use smart assistants, like Siri or Alexa, to sort and prioritize tasks
Jobs and workplaces will change to adjust to the changing needs of employees, and it’s important to adapt to the changing times.
Skills to Learn
Alongside knowing what work will look like in the next few years, it is also important to know what skills will be important for you and your employees to learn to keep your organization running smoothly.
- Visualizing data
- Creativity & innovation
- Emotional intelligence
- Complex problem solving
- Cognitive Flexibility
- People management
You may notice that a lot of these skills involve more human relations as opposed to more technical skills. Well, calling back to the workforce predictions, digital assistants will be able to handle the technical aspects of work so that you and your team can handle the human aspects of the business.
Perhaps you are at the stage where you don’t know exactly what industry you want to form your start-up in. Of course, start with what you are passionate about and what your skill set has led you; however, Executive Placements discovered a list of growing occupations that may give you some ideas.
- Healthcare: Even though we are in the ending stages of the pandemic, the healthcare industry is in high demand as people now are more conscious about their health. Some idea for a startup using this industry is a caregiving service to be a home health aid to those who need more medical attention than most people.
- Hospitality: Now that people are more comfortable getting out of their houses, the hospitality industry has received a huge boost in engagement. Consider your startup to be a restaurant, a bed, and breakfast, or a store to become a part of this wave of the outgoing public.
- Technology: While we mentioned that technology will work alongside us to create an efficient workforce, there has to be someone at the helm to write the code, and put together these assistants. Needless to say, the technology industry is growing like wildfire and there are many ideas for tech startups that you can go for.
It’s an exciting decision to decide to start a business and I hope this guide will help you on your journey to blazing your own trail in the corporate world.
Brian Wallace is a Columnist at Grit Daily. He is an entrepreneur, writer, and podcast host. He is the Founder and President of Now Sourcing and has been featured in Forbes, TIME, and The New York Times. Brian previously wrote for Mashable and currently writes for Hacker Noon, CMSWire, Business 2 Community, and more. His Next Action podcast features entrepreneurs trying to get to the next level. Brian also hosts #LinkedInLocal events all over the country, promoting the use of LinkedIn among professionals wanting to grow their careers.