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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Tech revolution: friend or foe

HR and Technology | Podcast | CIPD

We discuss how technology is affecting work and working lives and the new opportunities it presents HR and L&DWe discuss how technology is affecting work and working lives and the new opportunities it presents HR and L&D

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Increasingly, the future of work won’t be standard

The rising tide of non-standard employment

Explore this InfoStory to find out what the rise of non-standard employment means for workers, employers and societies across the globe.

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More human workplaces key to future

‘A more human workplace is key to the future of work’

The workplace is changing, drastically. Eric Mosley, co-founder and CEO of Globoforce, offers some insight into how that change will manifest and what companies need to do to keep up with the future of work. The world is experiencing a workplace transformation.

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Break eggs make omelette approach to leadership

Silicon Valley has idolized Steve Jobs for decades-and it’s finally paying the price

Steve Jobs has been called the greatest businessman the world has ever seen and the best CEO of this generation. But he’s also the same man who would allegedly yell at people for 30 minutes straight, cut in front of his employees at lunchtime, berate hospitality and restaurant staff, park in handicapped spaces, said all HR personnel…

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Reimagining the future of work

Reimagining the future of work

As megatrends continue to disrupt the way businesses generate value, enterprises are now seizing opportunities in automation and other advancements in technology to be more agile and competitive. In last week’s article, we introduced robotics and discussed how it is transforming the workplace.

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Do we need to build future skills around VR?

Improbable sums? Cambridge graduates’ tech firm raises $500m

A five-year old British virtual reality startup, co-founded by Cambridge computer science graduates, has been valued at more than $1bn after raising $502m (£390m) from Japan’s SoftBank. The investment, in London-based firm Improbable, is thought to be the largest ever investment made in a fledgling European tech firm.

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What are the effects on the labour market?

Insecurity or Opportunity? Exploring the Future of Work | The Tyee

Work is changing. The old days of steady jobs followed by comfortable pensions are long gone. Jobs these days are far more likely to be precarious, temporary, and part-time. Globalization has created pressure on companies to keep labour costs low. Automation has led to the loss of well-paid jobs in a variety of sectors.

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Top 100 influencers and brands on the future of work

Future of Work: Top 100 Influencers and Brands

The workplace is evolving, disruptive innovations are causing new industries to emerge and business models and management practices to change. Advancements in technology and ways of communicating are changing the way we collaborate in the workplace. It remains to be seen what role will automation, artificial intelligence and robotics will play in forming the future of work.

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What is ‘good’ work?

Join the conversation on Twitter #goodworkis

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