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World in 2030 Theme 7: Health & Wellbeing

Will technology have made us all healthier and happier? Will we be ‘over’ the pandemic? What health conditions will our customers and employees be living with and trying to manage or avoid?

In 2030, as in 1030, the world will be made up of people – and, as always, people’s quality of life will be heavily driven by their health. Companies that can support the positive wellbeing of their staff and customers will be at a strong competitive advantage in this future world.

Watch this animated infographic for a glimpse of what the future might look like:

Future changes

We’ve spoken with market experts and leading strategy consultants to gain a better view of how these trends might develop in practice. Hear their perspectives in this short video:

Healthcare changes and trends will evolve very differently across the world, depending on the local population, the healthcare system and on economic and social pressures. The UK’s National Health Service is one of the few national free-for-access systems in the world, and people working for it have broad perspectives on challenges and opportunities ahead. Graham Rustom has worked in senior operational roles for a wide range of NHS trusts over the past two decades. Hear his views on future innovation in this video, including insights into the future role of technology:

Supporting mental health

Mental health in 2030 can be viewed as both a challenge and an opportunity. It’s becoming increasingly viewed in a more positive way, as part of a more holistic focus on wellbeing. Market experts expect this to continue, alongside an increased focus on preventing and managing mental ill health. This short video includes expert insights on mental health, and how it might be approached differently in 2030:

Opportunities & actions

What do these healthcare and wellbeing changes mean for people, employees and customers? How do they relate to some of the broader trends discussed on Whiteboard? Themes discussed in this video include the use of data, technology and personalisation to support better health and wellbeing in the future:

What do you think’s going to happen, though, in relation to health and wellbeing? What will this mean for customers and companies? And which companies do you think are already leading the way in this area?

We’d love you to join the conversation…

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