Shaping a changing world
“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” —Peter Drucker—
The world is changing at an ever-increasing pace. How can we remodel work — the what, the how and the why — and the systems that govern it, to liberate people to return the best value to themselves, their organisations and society as a whole? Join a growing community who are sparking fresh, radical ideas to make the future of work a better, more human place.
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Premise: There is a lot of buzz around the very concept of the “Future of Work” and what it will entail. Deloitte released their fifth annual Global Human Capital Trends report and survey. This year’s report takes stock of the challenges ahead for business and HR leaders in a dramatically changing digital, economic, demographic, and social landscape.
The gig economy has drawn criticism from many quarters on the way in which some platforms operate and the rights of those working for them. In light of the increasing focus on employment status in the gig economy, the government recently launched an inquiry into the future world of work, which provides an opportunity to scrutinise and rethink how the United Kingdom regulates the relationship between ‘work givers’ and ‘work performers’.
An evening co-hosted by the Financial Times and CIPD on the 19th June 2017 explored what will we do when machines do everything?” and “what are humans good at?”. Convened by FT Innovation Editor, John Thornhill, contributions came from Peter Cheese, CEO of the CIPD, Margaret Heffernan, author of Wilful Blindness, plus FT correspondents Sarah O’Connor (employment) and Robin Kwong, with an update from Silicon Valley.
Predicting the future has always been humankind’s endeavour-whether through tarot cards and numerology or through business forecasts and scientific research. The latest frenzy is to predict the future of work. Industry experts say that by 2021 over one-third of skills (35%) that are considered important in today’s workforce would have changed.
As technology grows and changes, the world changes–it’s a basic idea of innovation and showcases the importance of thinking outside the box, especially as technology grows at an astronomical pace. Leading the charge for innovation is Xerox and its CTO Sophie Vandebroek.
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So Jack Ma’s mostly right, working hours are lower now than then and they’ll equally be lower in the future. But we’re not going to get rich enough fast enough for working hours to halve in the next 30 years, sadly.
Alibaba founder Jack Ma thinks so, but Tim Worstall, writing for Forbes, disagrees.Read More
Submitted by Don Doman I recently wrote an article about computer programs and robots possibly eliminating careers in the near future, and that’s true, but right now some jobs have minimal applicants and in a few years there looks like major shortages of qualified people in the trades. This is nothing new.
Impact Hub Islington tomorrow Weds 14th 6.30pm conversation with:
Sara Allen, Founder, Further&More
Dr Alex Wood, Researcher, Oxford Internet Institute
Dr Malcolm Torry, Director, Citizen’s Income Trust
Prof Tim Jackson, Professor of Sustainable Development, University of Surrey, author of Prosperity without Growth
A few tickets just been re-released on eventbrite and it will be live-streamed too on the Impact Hub Westminster for those who can’t make it
This event is part of the Unusual Suspects Festival, which runs across different London venues from 14-16 June 2017. Work has become one of the most defining aspects of our identity. ‘What do you do?’ is a question that is supposed to reveal rich information about someone’s interest, ability and achievement.