What is the Age of Ambiguity?

The world of work is changing fast. The hours we work, the locations we work from, how long we’ll keep on working… all of this is less certain than it once may have seemed. We also expect different things from our employers, and may change jobs more frequently than previous generations of workers. 

This is what we mean by the Age of Ambiguity – the title of our ongoing series of studies based on research Aviva has carried out with employers and employees across the UK. 

As boundaries between work and home life become blurred, and a lack of clarity makes future planning more challenging, our reports bring employers the insight it takes to understand how they can embrace fresh realities… helping them to thrive in a changing environment and evolve their businesses for the future. 

Thriving in the Age of Ambiguity

The workplace of 2021 is changing fast. We asked what employees have gained and lost in financial wellbeing as the way we work and plan for the future changes – and what employers can do to prepare for the future.

Did you know

39% of employees say their financial situation is affecting their mental health

64% of employees think complete flexibility on their working hours would make them more productive

47% employees don’t know how to plan for retirement

Thriving in the Age of Ambiguity

We look at what employees have gained and lost in financial wellbeing as times change – and how employers can boost future resilience.

Download the report (PDF 10.4 MB)

Embracing the Age of Ambiguity

Read our first report and put our latest findings into context.

Are we working from home or living at work? Aviva’s original report, Embracing the Age of Ambiguity, paints a picture of a rapidly changing world of work. Work and home life... employment and retirement... employers and employees... the lines are no longer clearly drawn.

Embracing the Age of Ambiguity

Get our original report and discover how you can re-invigorate and support your workforce in an increasingly ambiguous world.

Download the report (PDF 9.15 MB)
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