LANHAM, Md. and CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — GetSmarter, a 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU) brand, today announced the results of a survey exploring the future of work, as accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The “Future of Work is Here” data highlights the value of continued learning as technology and automation change the workforce, details the importance of upskilling and reskilling, and emphasizes the value of soft skills.
The survey of over 8,000 global respondents across industries was first conducted by GetSmarter in November 2019, with a second survey in May 2020 to capture the new realities brought on by COVID-19. While workforces are now largely remote, the findings from the second deployment were directionally consistent with the results of the first wave of fieldwork, underscoring the value of this data and its learnings for both remote and in-person employers and employees.