Futures of Work – thrive or survive?
This is a brief introduction to some material about the future of work. We'd like to know your views on what the future of work holds at http://branch.com/b/what-is-the-future-of-work-thriving-or-surviving
- Work. The word that has many meanings. In the material already published on “Future of work” it tends to mean employment or labour. What might change, what new types or work appear and which go. It also touches on how the notion and nature of employment changes.
In 2009 Time Magazine published an article outlining the way it sees work changing over the following 10 years;
Whilst focused on the US market themes the are familiar to many “developed” economies
· Demographic shifts between Boomers, X’ers and Gen Y
· Increase female participation and recognition
· Increased flexibility in the work place
· The emergence of the “green economy”
· Ethical managers
· Resilience of small scale, high skill manufacturing
Questions remain about the impact of automation, does the rise of 3D printing mean a resurgence of localised production or is it the end of construction jobs?
Will “AI” mean there is anything for us to do at all? Andy Hines covers this and a lot of other ground in this great set of slides including the rise of post-modern values (slide 14). What does this mean to the economy and the nature of work when material consumption isn’t everything?
- Does the rise of the peer-to-peer production change the notion of ‘work’ or it part of a move of networked styles of working
Are we heading towards the greening of work or work affected by environmental change and resource constraints?
What do you think? Join our conversation here http://branch.com/b/what-is-the-future-of-work-thriving-or-surviving …
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- 4sightepidemicKatherine, Andrew, Thanks for those thoughts and contributions. I hope you'll join us on the Branch discussion.2012-08-28T08:02:51.469Z
- Katherine GreenAn often missed story about intergenerational relations is the alignment of different age groups based on values and approaches to work. And, the sterotype of...An often missed story about intergenerational relations is the alignment of different age groups based on values and approaches to work. And, the sterotype of an older worker limits what can, and is happening, in terms of productive work and work relations across the age spectrum.more2012-08-27T12:33:39.866Z
- Andrew CurryA couple more references for your list: a few years old now, but still relevant, I think - a scenarios report that we did for Orange on the future of work; http...A couple more references for your list: a few years old now, but still relevant, I think - a scenarios report that we did for Orange on the future of work; http://www2.orange.co.uk/servlet/Satellite?c=OUKPage&pagename=Business&cid=1044133326057. And some work we were involved in for Dell last year, where we contributed some futures analysis to a big research study by Dell (badged as "Expert Insights): http://content.dell.com/us/en/enterprise/d/shared-content~campaigns~en/Documents~Dell-Evolving-Workforce-Report-1-APP.pdf.aspx. This is all in the public domain. Andrew Currymore2012-08-27T06:05:14.694Z