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Future of Work

Selections made by top experts for an audience new to this topic

Knowledge economy
Labor economics
Org culture & transformation

Why does it matter? 

For many organizations, the pandemic represents a turning point in the history of work and provides an opportunity to change the way we work for the better. Leadership expert Debbie Lovich details how “all the low-value work disappeared” at the very beginning of the pandemic, and has made it her mission to “bottle these great work practices and not go back to the old ways.”

Entry points

The big debate about the future of work, explained

3 tips for leaders to get the future of work right

Selected articles and texts

Deep dive: long form content to further your understanding

Not Working: Where Have All the Good Jobs Gone?


Dartmouth economics professor David G. Branchflower analyzes the nature of work in today’s economy, specifically focusing on the phenomenon of the underemployed. He connects a recent increase in underemployment to several other social ills, such as white supremacy and the opioid epidemic.


This text, from outlines a large, cohesive strategy for business leaders to manage more effectively within the framework of ‘liberating structures.’

The Surprising Power of Liberating Structures: Simple Rules to Unleash A Culture of Innovation

The New Division of Labor: How Computers Are Creating the Next Job Market


Provides a game plan for adapting to a new economy and job market - it is becoming increasingly clear that manual labor jobs are being largely replaced by jobs that require more education. This book includes suggestions for how to plan for that future.

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A guide to creating organizations inspired by the next stage in human consciousness. The book, published in 2014 recognizes that many employees feel disengaged from their companies.  Rather than pushing for more enlightened leadership, the book calls for more: transforming organizations to become more inclusive and empowering (available for free, with a unique download now, pay later option).

Reinventing Organizations

The Future of Work: A VICE Special News Report

In this special report, VICE embarks on a deep dive into the ‘paradigm shift’ being warned of by industry leaders and researchers, and speaks with a variety of laborers and businesspeople to understand how the world of work is about to change.

The future of work: is your job safe?

How will human workers co-exist with robots and artificial intelligence? What kinds of jobs will it make sense for them to take? This report from the Economist attempts to answer these questions and more.

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