To mark the 100-year anniversary of the company, Esselte Corporation teamed up with Futures House Europe, and has this week released a white paper examining the Future of Work.

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I was going to put together a more detailed summary about the key points in the paper, but the “key points” ended up being pretty much a copy of the paper itself.  It’s not often that I (or anyone, I suspect) reads a whitepaper and gets excited by it, but truly this is a fantastic resource.  Do yourself a favour and take a read – a link to the press release is below.  In the meantime, here are some “tweet-worthy” sections:

-          By 2015 around 40% of the total workforce will be mobile (tweet this)

-          By 2050 over 65’s will represent around 50% of the working population in Europe (tweet this)

-          Eliminating the gap between male and female employment would boost GDP by 9% in US, 13% in Eurozone and 16% in Japan (Goldman Sachs). (tweet this)

-          The traditional office is dying, and will only remain relevant where security concerns or face to face presence is paramount (tweet this)

-          Companies with a high representation of women on the board outperform companies with all male boards by 41% in return on equity (tweet this)

-          97% of Global CEOs say access to talent and key skills is the most critical issue for their long term business strategies, according to a PWC Survey (tweet this)

-          40 years after “The Paperless Office” was proposed, the average worker produces 10,000 sheets of paper every year (tweet this)

-          Employees will increasingly see themselves as a “brand” whose marketing they have sole control over (tweet this)

-          The balance of power is shifting from the buyer to the seller in the Talent Market (tweet this)

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