Measuring tomorrow’s work and economy

The four major challenges that are central to the public policy discussion on tomorrow’s work

Summary

The study analyses insights from 50 expert interviews in the UK, France and Germany and takes a deeper look on how tomorrow’s work will change the economy and society.

In the report, Florian Ranft and Barry Colfer put forward a range of ideas for how to harness the potential of new technologies, and of how to address the social and economic risks that are posed by the impact of digitalisation. They identified four major challenges that are central to the public policy discussion on tomorrow’s work emerge, namely:

  • the need to ensure an inclusive digital transformation,
  • training and skills,
  • fostering growth and innovation potential in the economy,
  • and the fact that “one size does not fit all”.

Authors

Florian Ranft

Head of Green New Deal
Florian Ranft is Head of Programme Economic and Social Transformation and focuses on inclusive growth and the future of work. In previous capacities, he was Head of Policy and International at Policy Network, and a former Senior Research Analyst at the Centre for Progressive Policy, both think tanks based in London.
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Barry Colfer

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Barry Colfer is a writer at Progressive Britain and a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University's Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies. Barry holds a PhD in politics and international relations from the University of Cambridge.

Content

Summary
Authors

Florian Ranft

Head of Green New Deal

Barry Colfer

Progressive Britain

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