New research from Stanford shows that half of today’s 5-year-olds will live to reach 100 years old.
Longer lives mean longer periods of time working. But if that seems like too much work to you, it might be because you’re thinking about it all wrong.
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The CEO of Slack speaks about the future of work.
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#1. The future of work is a 60-year career.
New research shows that half of today’s 5-year-olds will live to reach 100 years old.
That same Stanford research made another unexpected conclusion: “Over the course of 100-year lives, we can expect to work 60 years or more.”
Right now, in the U.S., most people retire around 62 years old. That means the average American will work 40 or so years.
If 60 years of work seems like a stretch, perhaps it’s because we’re visualizing those 60 years like today’s environment: inflexible, and poorly matched to our lifestyles. That’s why we need to redesign work to better fit our lives in the long term. Read more in The Atlantic.