How can we redirect some of the energy going into either empty futurism or hand-wringing anxiety around the Future of Work towards practical action and planning?

Geoff Mulgan on Aug 28, 2019 • 2 answer
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Read my full Forum Network article, "The Anxiety Industry: Why we need to stop wringing our hands and get on with the business of the Future of Work", and comment to continue the conversation! https://www.oecd-forum.org/users/42251-geoff-mulgan/posts/52283-the-anxiety-industry-why-we-need-to-stop-wringing-our-hands-and-get-on-with-the-business-of-the-future-of-work

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Jacques Drolet on Aug 28, 2019
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The question is very interesting and perspicacious, so some elements for thought than answer.
The future is full of surprises in all areas and according to the most plausible future scenarios society develops specific skills and work.
According to the products and services that we need, we develop processes/procedures to produce them.
The work evolution is influenced rather from innovation in processes/procedures than products.
These processes/procedures are the targets of automatization, digitalization, etc, thus work skills have to be oriented towards methods and global technics than specialization.

Ioannis-John-Jean Mourmouris on Aug 30, 2019
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