In as little as 30 years time people could be working just two days a week, the Lord Mayor of London Peter Estlin has said.
He described working less as a “thrilling prospect” but warned that education and training will dramatically need to change.
“The biggest challenge we face when it comes to training our children for the workplace of the future is that we do not yet know what that workplace will look like”, he said at a conference at Imperial College Business School.
“Digital skills are broad and, as such, we must provide a broad and comprehensive set of digital training.
“It is vital that we teach everyone, students about to enter work those already in work and people out of work or retired these vital digital skills,” he said.
According to the Office for national statistics a typical British employee works a 42-hour week but is 16 per cent less productive than workers in other leading economies.