The very nature of employment is changing, impacting most aspects of the workplace including; colleague relationships, employee benefits, working styles, etc. Currently, most retirement plans are designed for an old structure of long-term, deep commitment in the employee / employer relationship… but that is all changing.
Increased number of career changes. “With an ever increasing number of different career choices on offer, approximately 30% of the total workforce will now change jobs every 12 months.” By the age of 42 you will probably already have had about ten jobs. [DOL]
Gig economy. 36% of the US labor force are gig workers.
The MiDE Design Lab at Bucknell University partnered with a one of top investment companies in the nation to explore this topic.
This engagement was a 5-10 week project within the Design Realization course. The MiDE students provided a youthful perspective on the topics tackled, while the organization’s team provided expertise and guidance along the way. This project provided the students with a unique hands-on experience working with real design challenges facing industry today, helping to prepare them for their future.