Future of work

What does good work look like in the future- and how can we get there?

2035 feels like a long way from today. But there is plenty to gain and little to lose from preparing tomorrow's workplace.

Work matters. More than just a way to make a living, work is the crucible from which our identities are formed and the place we build relationships.

However, the emergence of new technologies presents new challenges and is shifting the work landscape. While some foresee the mass automation of jobs, workforce restructuring influenced by increasing use of AI and robotics and other efficiencies, and excessive surveillance in the workplace, others believe a new machine age will usher in work that is more humane, productive and purposeful.

 

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Generations at Work

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12 October 2020
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by Marc André Gimmy and Dr. Alexander Peinze

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Work/Life: international employment news update

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10 September 2020
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Work/Life: international employment news update

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6 August 2020
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Between risk and opportunity: employee surveillance policies

29 July 2020

by Sean Nesbitt and Joe Aiston

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Work/Life: international employment law update

Issue 12

16 July 2020
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by Sean Nesbitt and Marc André Gimmy

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Employment, pensions & mobility

Litigation culture and new legislation on work status: workplace and brand protection

1 August 2019

by multiple authors

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Employment, pensions & mobility

New wineskins for new wine?

6 June 2019

by Dr. Anne Förster

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Employment, pensions & mobility

International Law at Work - April 2019

24 April 2019

by multiple authors

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Employment, pensions & mobility

New working time rules in Austria offer greater employee flexibility

23 April 2019

by Brigitte Sammer, LL.M.

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9 June 2020

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The four futures of work

The Future Work Centre's most recent research paper, The Four Futures of Work, sets out four distinct visions of the UK labour market in 2035, and highlights both the opportunities and critical challenges that may face employers and workers.

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