The future of work

What will the world of work look like in the wake of today’s technological and social advances?

How is the world of work changing, how will advances in science and technology impact the jobs landscape – which jobs could disappear and what new ones could emerge to replace them? In this article we explore the future of work and the factors and forces shaping tomorrow’s jobs landscape.
The transformation underway in the world of work is in many ways difficult to define, as the Aspen Institute highlights in a report published last year: “the changes are occurring on multiple levels at the same time in a confusing, interconnected web. People’s everyday habits and social practices are changing as the technology is evolving. And those changes are co-evolving with institutional structures, the economic logic of networks and diverse cultures on an international stage.”

Rohit Talwar

Rohit Talwar leads Fast Future Research. He has led scenario projects on Asia, 2015, migration, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, healthcare innovation, and demographic trends. He has previously worked in research and consulting roles for GKN, BT, Andersen Consulting and BMS Bossard.

Tim Hancock

Tim Hancock joined Fast Future in 2006 and has led and worked on a variety of foresight and strategy consulting projects including emerging technologies, future industries, the convention industry, tourism in the Middle East, and projects for the UK Home Office and NHS.