future of work
While radical experiments in some companies can demonstrate the benefits of working less, a real revolution in working time will need to come from the workers who demand it
Rather than fearing the rise of the machines, I would encourage business leaders to embrace technological change and the benefits it can bring to their workforce
It's not the age of our movement, it is the age of the people in it. Unions need to nearly double their membership amongst under-35s over the next decade just to stand still.
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We can undo the dystopian future that lurks around the corner. We can design a future of work that we actually want
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It can seem a bit trite to say that we live in changing times; after all, times are always changing, but it could be argued that with advancing technology our changes are happening faster than most. As computer automation and robotics play a greater role in day to day working practices, it raises the question of what this will mean for the future face of employment.
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For those claiming certain jobs and professions will be influenced by robotics - you're not wrong, but that still doesn't mean in five years' time an I, Robot look alike is going to be handing you a P45. What it actually means is people's roles will change, making it possible to completely re-invent the 'ideal workplace'. While some jobs will likely become automated, others will be created.
We must now look to both business and IT leaders to ensure that digital transformation, coupled with the appropriate innovations, translate into productive contributions to the global economy of tomorrow.