It’s easy to let the conversation around the future of work become consumed with automation and AI; who’s replacing jobs and when? But this report from Raconteur looks at the sharp edge of trends that are affecting our workplaces today – and so are shaping that future. We were particularly interested in the persistent call for “work to be worthwhile“. On neither the employee nor employer side is it just about time spent and profits made.
74 per cent of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope, but what strategies are being implemented to tackle the root causes of workplace stress and burnout? Our Future of Work special report, published in The Times, explores why work needs to be worthwhile looking beyond profits to set companies apart and what lessons a Mali mine can teach businesses about work in an automated age. It examines why traditional attitudes towards unemployment mean Japan might not be suited to the worldwide four-day workweek trend. Also featured is an infographic on the dramatic differences in statutory parental leave worldwide.