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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Starting your own business can be a leap of faith, but freelance food photographer and stylist Jade Sarkhel says she’s never been happier: “It’s so much more satisfying if you know you’re building something for yourself. I’m now earning three or four times what I did in a full-time job and I’m working fewer hours.”
Following a successful pilot in 2016, the WikiWorkLab returns next week. Organised by Jericho and CIPD, the 2016 WikiWorkLab pioneered a new ‘work experience’ programme that turned the concept on its head. The WikiWorkLab draws upon the experience of students and young people to inform the work of CEOs, authors and experts.
So what is it this time, eh? Brexit is going to wipe out every banana planet on the entire planet? Brexit will get the Last Night of the Proms cancelled? Brexit will bring about World War Three? To be honest, I think we’re pretty well covered already on that last score, but no, this week it’s nothing so terrifying.
It is weird how worrisome work has become. Not that long ago, work offered us income, security, and a clear sense of our place in the world. My father worked in the same company for 40 years. They trained him, promoted him, supported his kids’ (my) education and left him well enough off to enjoy his old age.
Engineering news Baxter is wider than a human, and almost as tall, with smooth red skin and long, powerful arms. Its face is a flat screen, with cartoon eyes staring blankly into the middle distance. But suddenly those eyes shoot a glance towards something in the room.
We live in the era of the gig economy, which is a labor market characterized by the prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work as opposed to permanent jobs. Chances are, you know someone who makes money through companies like Airbnb, Lyft, Etsy, Upwork and so on.
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We will be joined by Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the RSA, Eugen Miropolski, MD of WeWork Europe & Israel, Ade McCormack, near futurist and digital strategist and Ella Bennett, Group HR Director at Home Retail Group for our next event on 28 September 2017.
Herbie Mays is 3M proud, and it shows – in the 3M shirt he wears; in the 3M ring he earned after three decades at the company’s plant in suburban Cincinnati; in the way he shows off a card from a 3M supervisor, praising Mays as ”a GREAT employee.’
There’s a growing debate about the impact that artificial intelligence will have on the future, with two tech luminaries themselves-Tesla (tsla) CEO Elon Musk and Facebook (fb) CEO Mark Zuckerberg-as figureheads representing glass-half-empty vs. half-full perspectives, respectively. Last week, Musk commented that AI is an ” existential risk for human civilization.”