How does digital technology, demographic change, government policies and labour market institutions shape the future of work?
As will, it is likely, responses to possible future health pandemics. Each provides opportunities and challenges.
The future of work is not written. Choices and constraints exist that offer a range of possible futures. How these choices and constraints play out will affect individual wellbeing, the productivity performance of organisations and the competitiveness and wellbeing of communities, regions and countries. This strand of the GRP examines the futures of work through its research and engagement with the public, practitioners and policymakers. It aims to support a future of work that benefits all, including in terms of equality, inclusiveness and diversity. Much of this research is undertaken by CREW, a network that connects researchers of employment and work within Warwick and which is supported by business and government stakeholders across the Midlands and beyond, nationally and internationally.
Some examples of recent research, conducted at Warwick, around this theme, can be found in the Publications and Blogs Section below:
Authors: Professor Nigel Driffield and Dr Erika Kispeter
Warwick Social Sciences policy briefing - 9/2017.
Authors: Professor Chris Warhurst, Dr Wil Hunt, Dr Supida Sarkar
Journal: International Small Business Journal: Researching Entrepreneurship, 38 (6). pp. 504-514.
Authors: Professor Chris Warhurst and Will Hunt, 2019
Joint Research Council Working Papers Series on Labour, Education and Technology
Seville: European Commission
17 July, 2020
How has covid-19 affected the self-employed and are the government's measures enough to help those who are self employed?
Professor Chris Warhurst
01 June, 2020
Professor Chris Warhurst examines what the current landscape of employment looks like and what the UK government could do to reboot its industrial strategy.
Professor Nigel Driffield
29 April, 2020
Professor Nigel Driffield considers how we have come to perceive essential work, and the services we really need to survive in a covid-19 era.
Professor Jan Godsell
07 May, 2020
Professor Jan Godsell discusses how UK manufacturing supply chains can pivot and build capability for the future.