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The Future of Work

The Future of Work

Robots, Ai, and Automation

  • Author: Darrell M. West
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780815732938
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 176
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Looking for ways to handle the transition to a digital economy Robots, artificial intelligence, and driverless cars are no longer things of the distant future. They are with us today and will become increasingly common in coming years, along with virtual reality and digital personal assistants. As these tools advance deeper into everyday use, they raise the question--how will they transform society, the economy, and politics? If companies need fewer workers due to automation and robotics, what happens to those who once held those jobs and don't have the skills for new jobs? And since many social benefits are delivered through jobs, how are people outside the workforce for a lengthy period of time going to earn a living and get health care and social benefits? Looking past today's headlines, political scientist and cultural observer Darrell M. West argues that society needs to rethink the concept of jobs, reconfigure the social contract, move toward a system of lifetime learning, and develop a new kind of politics that can deal with economic dislocations. With the U.S. governance system in shambles because of political polarization and hyper-partisanship, dealing creatively with the transition to a fully digital economy will vex political leaders and complicate the adoption of remedies that could ease the transition pain. It is imperative that we make major adjustments in how we think about work and the social contract in order to prevent society from spiraling out of control. This book presents a number of proposals to help people deal with the transition from an industrial to a digital economy. We must broaden the concept of employment to include volunteering and parenting and pay greater attention to the opportunities for leisure time. New forms of identity will be possible when the "job" no longer defines people's sense of personal meaning, and they engage in a broader range of activities. Workers will need help throughout their lifetimes to acquire new skills and develop new job capabilities. Political reforms will be necessary to reduce polarization and restore civility so there can be open and healthy debate about where responsibility lies for economic well-being. This book is an important contribution to a discussion about tomorrow--one that needs to take place today.

The Future of Work

The Future of Work

A Guide to a Changing Society

  • Author: Charles B. Handy
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: 9780855206895
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 201
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Examines the place of work in society and discusses the possible future development of employment in Great Britain

The Future of Work

The Future of Work

  • Author: R. Donkin
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230274196
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 272
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The forces that are shaping the future of employment are examined in this new book. The author presents a cohesive argument for a fundamental change in attitudes to work, both from policymakers and employers if we are to create a healthier society capable of meeting the expectations and concerns of a developing economy.

The Future of Work

The Future of Work

How the New Order of Business Will Shape Your Organization, Your Management Style, and Your Life

  • Author: Thomas W. Malone
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Press
  • ISBN: 9781591391258
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 225
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Explores the skills managers will need as technological and economic forces dramatically change organizational structure in the future, spawning new types of decentralized organizations in which the power to decide belongs to everyone.

The Future of Work

The Future of Work

Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organization

  • Author: Jacob Morgan
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118877292
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 256
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Throughout the history of business employees had to adapt tomanagers and managers had to adapt to organizations. In the futurethis is reversed with managers and organizations adapting toemployees. This means that in order to succeed and thriveorganizations must rethink and challenge everything they know aboutwork. The demographics of employees are changing and so are employeeexpectations, values, attitudes, and styles of working. Conventional management models must be replaced withleadership approaches adapted to the future employee. Organizationsmust also rethink their traditional structure, how they empoweremployees, and what they need to do to remain competitive in arapidly changing world. This is a book about how employees of the future will work, howmanagers will lead, and what organizations of the future will looklike. The Future of Work will help you: Stay ahead of the competition Create better leaders Tap into the freelancer economy Attract and retain top talent Rethink management Structure effective teams Embrace flexible work environments Adapt to the changing workforce Build the organization of the future And more The book features uncommon examples and easy to understand conceptswhich will challenge and inspire you to work differently.

The Globotics Upheaval

The Globotics Upheaval

Globalisation, Robotics and the Future of Work

  • Author: Richard Baldwin
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 147460904X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 304
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Automation, artificial intelligence and robotics are changing our lives quickly - but digital disruption goes much further than we realize. Richard Baldwin, one of the world's leading globalization experts, argues that the inhuman speed of this transformation threatens to overwhelm our capacity to adapt. When technology enables people from around the world to be a virtual presence in any given office, globotics will disrupt the lives of millions of skilled workers much faster than automation, industrialization and globalization disrupted lives in previous centuries. What measures will people and governments take in response to such a tectonic economic and cultural shift? How do we avoid the prospect of undermining the very foundations of prosperity? Whilst the changes are now inevitable, there are strategies that humanity can use to adapt to this new world, employing the indispensable skills that no machine can copy: creativity and independent thought. The Globotics Upheaval will help each of us prepare for the oncoming wave of the advanced robotic workforce.

Shaping the Future of Work

Shaping the Future of Work

What Future Worker, Business, Government, and Education Leaders Need To Do For All To Prosper

  • Author: Thomas A. Kochan
  • Publisher: Business Expert Press
  • ISBN: 1631574027
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 150
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Shaping the Future of Work lays out a comprehensive strategy for changing the course the American economy and employment system have been on for the past 30 years. The goal is to create more productive businesses that also provide good jobs and careers and by doing so build a more inclusive economy and broadly shared prosperity. This will require workers to acquire new sources of bargaining power and for business, labor, government, and educators to work together to meet the challenges and opportunities facing the next generation workforce. The book reviews what worked well for average workers, families, and the economy during the era of the post-World War II Social Contract, why that contract broke down, and how, working together, we can build a new social contract suitable to today's economy and workforce. The ideas presented here come from direct engagement with next generation workers who participated in a MIT online course devoted to the future of work and from the author's 40 years of research and active involvement with business, government, and labor leaders over how to foster innovations in workplace practices and policies.

Automatic Society

Automatic Society

The Future of Work

  • Author: Bernard Stiegler
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1509506322
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 280
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In July 2014 the Belgian newspaper Le Soir claimed that France, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Italy, Poland and the United States may lose between 43 and 50 per cent of their jobs within ten to fifteen years. Across the world, integrated automation, one key result of the so-called ‘data economy’, is leading to a drastic reduction in employment in all areas - from the legal profession to truck driving, from medicine to stevedoring. In this first volume of a new series, the leading cultural theorist Bernard Stiegler advocates a radical solution to the crisis posed by automation and consumer capitalism more generally. He calls for a decoupling of the concept of ‘labour’ (meaningful, intellectual participation) from ‘employment’ (dehumanizing, banal work), with the ultimate aim of eradicating ‘employment’ altogether. By doing so, new and alternative economic models will arise, where individuals are no longer simply mined for labour, but also actively produce what they consume. Building substantially on his existing theories and engaging with a wide range of figures - from Deleuze and Foucault to Bill Gates and Alan Greenspan - Automatic Society will appeal to students and scholars across the social sciences and humanities, as well as anyone concerned with the central question of the future of work.

Gigged

Gigged

The End of the Job and the Future of Work

  • Author: Sarah Kessler
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 1250097908
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 288
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"With deep reporting and graceful storytelling, Sarah Kessler reveals the ground truth of a key part of the American workforce. Her analysis is both astute and nuanced, making GIGGED essential reading for anyone interested in the future of work." —Daniel H. Pink, author of WHEN and DRIVE The full-time job is disappearing—is landing the right gig the new American Dream? One in three American workers is now a freelancer. This “gig economy”—one that provides neither the guarantee of steady hours nor benefits—emerged out of the digital era and has revolutionized the way we do business. High-profile tech start-ups such as Uber and Airbnb are constantly making headlines for the disruption they cause to the industries they overturn. But what are the effects of this disruption, from Wall Street down to Main Street? What challenges do employees and job-seekers face at every level of professional experience? In the tradition of the great business narratives of our time, Gigged offers deeply-sourced, up-close-and-personal accounts of our new economy. From the computer programmer who chooses exactly which hours he works each week, to the Uber driver who starts a union, to the charity worker who believes freelance gigs might just transform a declining rural town, journalist Sarah Kessler follows a wide range of individuals from across the country to provide a nuanced look at how the gig economy is playing out in real-time. Kessler wades through the hype and hyperbole to tackle the big questions: What does the future of work look like? Will the millennial generation do as well as their parents? How can we all find meaningful, well-paid work?

The Future of Work in Massachusetts

The Future of Work in Massachusetts

  • Author: Tom Juravich
  • Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
  • ISBN: 9781558496071
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 241
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Across Massachusetts, workers in virtually all sectors of the economy are facing reorganization, new technology, and the intensification of expectations and demands. With globalization, smaller employers are increasingly becoming part of large multinational companies, and workers are now forced to compete on a world stage. The result is that long-term, stable jobs are disappearing as work has become more temporary, part-time, and contingent. This volume offers a collection of original essays that explore the changing nature of work in the Commonwealth and its impact on workers, their families, and their communities. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, the contributors examine the impact of offshoring and outsourcing and the growth of low-wage employment in the service sector, while also looking at the software industry and the future of high-tech jobs. The volume includes an overview of the economics of work in Massachusetts, an analysis of the experience of women and minorities in the workforce, and a case study of the fiscal crisis in Springfield and its relationship to employment issues. Several chapters address the challenges and prospects in the health care industry. Finally, a number of authors examine the complex ways in which these adjustments in the nature of work play out in families across the state, and how policy changes could help workers and their families adjust to these new environments. In addition to Tom Juravich, contributors include Randy Albelda, Mark Brenner, Kate Bronfenbrenner, Heather Bourne, Alan Clayton-Matthews, Dan Clawson, Xiaogang Deng, Robert Forrant, Naomi Gerstel, Dana Huyser, Marlene Kim, Sarah Kuhn, William Lazonick, Stephanie Luce, Karen Meteyer, Maureen Perry-Jenkins, Steven Quimby, Pauala Rayman, Randall P. Wilson, and Lening Zhang.