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Initiatives of the Future of Work

Future of Work Initiative | The Aspen Institute 

The Aspen Institute’s Future of Work Initiative is a nonpartisan effort to identify concrete ways to address the challenges American workers and businesses face due to the changing nature of work in the 21st century.  


Preparing for the Future of Work Initiative | World Economic Forum

The Preparing for the Future of Work Initiative seeks to enable informed, timely and collaborative action that will help workers across the world thrive in the fourth industrial revolution, remaining productive and employable. The World Economic Forum (WEF), based in Cologny-Geneva, Switzerland, is an NGO founded in 1971.


The Future of Work | OECD

The future of work offers unparalleled opportunities, but also significant challenges. Globalisation, technological progress and demographic change are having a profound impact on society and labour markets. It is crucial that policies help workers and society at large to manage the transition with the least possible disruption, while maximising the potential benefits. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organisation that works to build better policies for better lives.


California Future of Work Commission

The overarching goal of the Future of Work Commission is to develop a new social compact for California workers, based on an expansive vision for economic equity that takes work and jobs as the starting point. 


Future of Work | McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company is an American worldwide management consulting firm. It conducts qualitative and quantitative analysis to evaluate management decisions across public and private sectors. Widely considered the most prestigious management consultancy, McKinsey's clientele includes 80% of the world's largest corporations, and an extensive list of governments and non-profit organisations.


Work of the Future | MIT

The remarkable progression of innovations that imbue machines with human and superhuman capabilities is generating significant uncertainty and deep anxiety about the future of work. Whether and how our current period of technological disruption differs from prior industrial epochs is a source of vigorous debate. But there is no question that we face an urgent sense of collective concern about how to harness these technological innovations for social benefit. To meet this challenge, the Institute launched the MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future in spring 2018.


Future of Work Initiative | NIOSH | CDC

NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) launched the Future of Work (FOW) Initiative to more broadly address future worker safety, health, and well-being. The Initiative is a collaborative effort of multidisciplinary research, communication, and partnerships throughout NIOSH, other agencies, and organizations that aims to identify novel research solutions, practical approaches, and partnership opportunities to address the future of work.


The Future of Work | NASA

As we contemplate the next 60 years, NASA recognizes that today’s environment is significantly different from its past decades of success. Join us in this series as we explore the disruptors driving the Future of Work and provide insights our Future of Work study.  Each week we will publish a new post from our study and invite your feedback.


Managing the Future of Work | Harvard Business School 

Harvard Business School’s Project on Managing the Future of Work pursues research that business and policy leaders can put into action to navigate this complex landscape. The Project’s current research areas focus on six forces that are redefining the nature of work in the United States as well as in many other advanced and emerging economies: (1) Technology trends like automation and artificial intelligence, (2) Contingent workforces and the gig economy, (3) Workforce demographics and the “care economy”, (4) The middle-skills gap and worker investments, (5) Global talent access and utilization, and (6) Spatial tensions between leading urban centers and rural areas


The Future of Work | 

This Future of Work project will focus on a key question: What can we do today to ensure that independent workers thrive in the years ahead? We plan to look at how tech companies and entrepreneurs could develop new tools and solutions to help make the lives of independent workers more stable and productive. The series will connect up a diverse group of innovators from a range of distinct yet complementary areas of expertise through physical gatherings, virtual roundtables, and in-depth interviews. We plan to pool our collective knowledge and experiences, and develop new ideas for positive steps forward for independent workers.


Work and Intelligent Tools and Systems (WITS) 

The UC Berkeley Work and Intelligent Tools and Systems (WITS) working group explores how we can go about shaping the world we want in the age of intelligent tools. The challenge, deep and real, is to architect that world, to find ways of working, earning, and learning that support the healthy development of our societies and economies, and the humans who inhabit them.