The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) has released the latest report in their New Work Order research series, which examines the future of work in the rapidly changing global environment.

New Work SmartsThe New Work Smarts, the fifth installment in the series, shows that as technology reduces the need for workers to complete routine, manual tasks they will spend more time focusing on people, solving more strategic problems and thinking creatively.

To prepare young people for this future the report calls for an urgent shift in understanding of what it will mean to be smart in the New Work Order. Analysing 20 billion hours of work completed by 12 million Australians each year, this report reveals the most important skills we will need to be work smart in the future.

The New Work Smarts can be downloaded from the FYA website

You can view previous reports in the series here.