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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The humane workplace

23/05/2017lizardvanilla
By Sandy Wilkie, Engage for Success, Thought & Action Steering Group. Dystopia Of course, we’d like to think that the Orwellian vision of repressed and repetitive workplaces have, like William Blake’s dark, ... Read more »

Wanted: Creativity and empathy hubs

By Dr Chris Steed, Southampton University. Recently at a Future Foundations Global Social Leaders conference I met some amazing students from an amazing school. The future of education is being reshaped in schools ... Read more »

The ‘human factor’ in business

17/03/2017Bridget Morris
By Bridget Morris, Executive Director, The Rowntree Society. Did you know that KitKat used to have a blue wrapper, was first called Chocolate Crisp, or is Japan’s No. 1 selling chocolate ... Read more »

Can capitalism be saved to better the world?

16/03/2017Jim Bignal
By Jim Bignal, Triple Purpose Campaign. Capitalism is at a crossroads, with a growing perception that business is failing its obligations to society. Excessive executive pay, abuse of zero-hour contracts, tax ... Read more »

Intelligent robots still not the real thing

20/02/2017Para
By Para Mullan, Senior Project & Business Relationship Manager, CIPD. It is not that surprising that we read about fears of machines replacing humans. Change is usually unpredictable and we do ... Read more »

A model for work that works (Part 2)

20/01/2017Derek T
By Paul Simpson, Work. The traditional mode of work has had its day. Blame robots, short-term capitalism and the gig economy. Following on from “A model for work that works ... Read more »

Technology, the world of work and humans

16/01/2017Para
By Para Mullan, Senior Project & Business Relationship Manager, CIPD. Automation is a hot topic all over the world. For example, last week I listened to a Radio Four podcast on ... Read more »

Can we have a voice in the corporate world?

13/01/2017CelineSchill
By Céline Schillinger, Head, Quality Innovation & Engagement, Sanofi Pasteur. Not everyone wants to speak at work. Most people in fact, stay silent. Of course, they don’t necessarily see it this ... Read more »

A model for work that works (Part 1)

11/01/2017Derek T
By Paul Simpson, Work. “I work in a factory, eight hours a day, five days a week. I’m the exception to the rule that life can’t live in a vacuum. Work ... Read more »

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The impact of technology and the changes we need

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Learning and the future of work in a digital age

Future of Work: Rewriting Learning Rules for the Digital Age

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.

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Flexibility vs power: work relationships in the gig economy

The future world of work: regulating the work relationship

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’.

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CIPD and FT Engage: Technology and the future of work

What will we do when machines do everything? (with images, tweets) · JerichoChambers

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.

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Flexibility and freedom will define future of work

Flexibility And Freedom Will Define The Future of Work

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.

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5 vital keys to spark innovation

5 Innovation Keys For The Future Of Work

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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Are we headed for a 16-hour work week within 30 years?

I Don’t Think He’s Right – Alibaba’s Jack Ma On The Future Of Work

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.

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Are trades where the future opportunities lie?

Trade Skills and the Future of Work

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.

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Work isn't Working: Event + Live-Stream Weds 14th

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

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Work isn’t working – Can we co-create a radical vision for the future of ‘good’ work?

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.

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