Measuring tomorrow’s work and economyLondon, 04 February 2020
With a new Government in place, join Policy Network in cooperation with Das Progressive Zentrum for a study presentation to debate the opportunities and challenges posed by new technology in the world of work in the UK, France, and Germany.
Measuring Tomorrow’s Work and Economy
Possible routes of action for policymakers in this Parliament
Tuesday, 04/02/2020 | 8.30 – 10 am GMT
A discussion with:
- Anna Thomas, Director, Institute for the Future of Work
- Alan Lockey, Head of Future Work Centre & Associate Director, Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA)
- Daniel Korski, Co-founder and CEO, PUBLIC, and former Deputy Head of Policy, 10 Downing Street
- Darren Jones, MP, Labour Party
- Florian Ranft, Head of Economic and Social Transformation, Das Progressive Zentrum
The future of work is often narrowly understood as automation and the replacement of human labour or as the ‘platformisation’ of work in the gig economy. Yet, the impact of new technologies on the workplace is much more complex as the digital transformation fundamentally changes the nature of the economy, how firms are organising themselves, and how people work and collaborate to create value.
In a joint study by Das Progressive Zentrum and Policy Network, supported by the collaboration platform Dropbox, we have spoken to around 50 renowned policymakers, business leaders, researchers and social partners in France, Germany, the United Kingdom and Brussels who have worked extensively on how new technologies shape the workplace and the economy.
Our report finds that there are huge opportunities in employing new technologies as work. Artificial intelligence, a fast-paced technological environment and remote work, however, also pose challenges. Addressing these challenges requires action from policymakers, businesses and individuals alike. Our report identifies strategies that can help stakeholders successfully manage the transformation of work, whatever form it takes.
With a new Government in place, now is the time to debate the opportunities and challenges posed by new technology in the world of work in the UK, and possible routes of action for policymakers in this Parliament.