March 17, 2011

2020 Engineering Prospective

Keeping an eye to the future helps shape it. The way we see it, the trend at work is toward the following:

  • The lines between work and education are less clear
  • The lines between work and non-work are less clear
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Sharper up-times for ramping up new projects
  • More volatile troughs during slowdowns between projects
  • Decentralized work locations
  • Work is about results, not doing time
  • Networking is key to continuity of paycheck (or whatever the method of pay)
  • Engineering firms less interested in listing their equity on national exchanges
  • Business succession is through private placements
  • Flexible work teams
  • Creative ways to incentivize work teams.