two people speaking on stage

Post-Industrial Era

The "Post-Industrial Era" marks a significant shift in the economic landscape, characterized by the convergence of industries, the scarcity of talent, and the transformative impact of AI on business models and workforce dynamics. This era is defined by continuous worker shortages, a highly flexible, hybrid, and gig-oriented workforce, and the prioritization of skills over traditional credentials. Companies in this era focus on engaging and developing people as investments rather than expenses, with AI driving real workforce productivity increases. This new age demands that organizations become more lean, performative, and agile, moving away from traditional industrial models towards a focus on intellectual property, services, and rapid innovation. The Post-Industrial Era challenges businesses to fundamentally rethink their organizational design, leadership, and human resources strategies to thrive in a world of rapid change and technological advancement.

Build your HR capabilities.

Close skill gaps and increase you or your team's earning potential — Start today by browsing our wide range of courses tailored for HR professionals around the world.

Explore the Academy
a conference room filled with people sitting at tables

Join over 70,000 HR professionals elevating their skills with the Josh Bersin Academy.