The future of work: five contrarian insights

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Author: Stanford, Jim


In this commentary, the director of the Centre for Future Work at The Australia Institute challenges five stereotypical claims that are often advanced in debates over the future of work: Work is not disappearing; it can't; Technology is not accelerating; 'Gigs' aren't even new; Technology is often more about relationships than productivity; and Skills are not a magic bullet. The commentary was prepared for the My Labour, Our Future conference held last month in Montreal, Canada to mark the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the International Labour Organization. Edited summary from...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Labour market; Employment; Technology; Skills and knowledge; Innovation

Keywords: Future; Labour force; Skill needs; Technological change; Gig economy

Published: [Manuka, Australian Capital Territory]: Centre for Future Work, Australia Institute, 2019

Physical description: 10 p.

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Conference name: My Labour, Our Future

Date: 2019

Place: Montreal, Canada

Resource type: Conference

Call number: TD/TNC 139.328

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