Advisory services are expected to continue to grow by 3.7% to 5.8% per year over the next years. At the same time, automation is expected to transform the way we work, faster than ever before. Since the 1970s certain types of transactional jobs have declined by more than 50% due to automation. There will be fewer jobs. And more of the remaining jobs will shift to digital.
Meanwhile a new phenomenon is on the rise: the rise of independent professionals or iPros. It's a major shift in the very nature of work. Work is no longer limited to big corporations, public sector and SMEs. With a different approach to work and a novel philosophy, iPros have the ability to be more flexible and innovative. They provide added value to businesses and the economy.