The Future of Work

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Robots Will Take Our Jobs And We Need A Plan: 4 Scenarios For The Future

Here’s the truth: Robots are already starting to take jobs from hourly human workers, and it’s going to continue. Research from McKinsey found that 45% of current jobs can be automated. We need to stop avoiding the situation and create real solutions to help displaced workers. You can’t simply put …

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Post-work: the radical idea of a world without jobs

Work has ruled our lives for centuries, and it does so today more than ever. But a new generation of thinkers insists there is an alternative. By Andy Beckett<p>Work is the master of the modern world. For most people, it is impossible to imagine society without it. It dominates and pervades everyday …

The Future of Work Is Uncertain, Schools Should Worry Now

Complete Coverage<p>—Mark Abramson for Education Week<p>Automation and artificial intelligence are disrupting the labor market. What do K-12 educators and …

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Research Says This Required Job Skill Will Trump Emotional Intelligence by the Year 2020

World Economic Forum's "Future of Jobs Report" reveals the top 10 job skills required for workers to thrive by 2020.<p>Last year the World Economic Forum (WEF) published its <i>Future of Jobs Report</i>, forecasting thetop 10 job skills required for workers to thrive by 2020, according to global chief human …

A framework for understanding the future of work

<i>Posted by</i> John Hagel III and Jeff Schwartz<i> on September 27, 2017.</i>In a recent issue of <i>Deloitte Review</i>, John Hagel, Jeff Schwartz, and Josh Bersin …

Employees at the world's largest hedge fund use iPads to rate each other's performance in real-time — see how it works

At Bridgewater Associates, the world's largest hedge fund, all 1,500 employees are constantly rating each other across more than 100 attributes on a 1-10 scale.<p>In a newly released presentation from the TED 2017 conference in April, Bridgewater founder, chairman, and co-CIO Ray Dalio explained to …

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Why WeWork Thinks It's Worth $20 Billion

<b>In the future</b>, you’re going to <i>love</i> going to the office. Everything you need to do your job effectively will present itself without effort. You won’t …

Scanning The Future, Radiologists See Their Jobs At Risk

<i>This is part of an occasional series: Is My Job Safe? These stories look at jobs that might be at risk because of technology and automation.</i><p>In health care, you could say radiologists have typically had a pretty sweet deal. They make, on average, around $400,000 a year — nearly double what a family …

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Your job can’t save you now

Work means everything to us Americans. For centuries—since, say, 1650—we’ve believed that it builds character (punctuality, initiative, honesty, self-discipline, and so forth). We’ve also believed that the market in labor, where we go to find work, has been relatively efficient in allocating …

9 'future-proof' careers, according to the world's largest job site

A recent study showed that millennials in general choose professions that are more "future-proof," and less likely to be taken over by machines, but that still leaves many unsure of whether a robot will steal their job or not.<p>The world's number one job site, Indeed, has over 200 million unique …

Creative Work

Millennials want to work for employers committed to values and ethics

Ignoring the mood of the next generation means companies are cutting themselves off from two-thirds of the young talent pool, research suggests<p>There’s a quiet revolution happening across Britain’s workforce, but it’s not about pay, hours or contracts. It’s a coup d’état led by the nation’s young, …

How Smart People Work Less and Get More Done

How you work is far more important than how much you work.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some people have an uncanny ability to get things done. They keep their nights and weekends sacred and still get more done than people who work 10 or 20 hours more per week than …

Who Will Dominate the Future of Work? Specialists or Generalists?

Or maybe there's a middle way--brought to you by the letter T.<p>It's a common debate that is gaining more traction as we move towards the future of work: should you be a generalist or a specialist? There are pros and cons to both answers, but the best solution might be right in the middle.<p>Generalists …

This Startup Wants to Be the Netflix for Jobs

These days, job hunting looks a lot like online dating: Seemingly infinite scrolling, a few messages that lead to nowhere, and even fewer human …

The Job Interview Will Soon Be Dead. Here's What the Top Companies Are Replacing It With

Most companies rely on the traditional in-person job interview to make hiring decisions. But I'm here to tell you, it doesn't work. In fact, it's a terrible tool.<p>Here's why: <i>81 percent of people lie during the interview</i>. No joke, 81 freaking percent!<p>That's according to Ron Friedman. He is an …

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Is This New Device the Future of the Workplace?

At the Mobile World Congress in February, a small device maker showcased its new augmented reality helmet for workers. Is there an opportunity for AR …

The guy behind the '4-hour workweek' thinks you should work for 4 hours at WeWork

Tim Ferriss made his name on productivity: how to get the most out of your workday, and your life, in just four hours. The Silicon Valley investor—in …

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Robots aren’t killing the American Dream. Neither is trade. This is the problem.

By Sarah Bauerle Danzman and<p>Jeff D. Colgan<p>“No, robots aren’t killing the American Dream,” argued the New York Times editorial board in February. As evidence, the Times emphasized that labor productivity and capital investment have decelerated in the new century. In theory, that wouldn’t be …

Economics

Flipboard on Flipboard

The last things that will make us uniquely human<p>Viktor Mayer-Schonberger<p>In a few decades, AI will outstrip many of the abilities we believe make us …

Those Jobs Are Never 'Coming Back'

A significant part of Trump’s campaign centered on the angst of the white middle class and the ongoing loss of jobs in the Rust Belt. And that focus gave him his margin of victory.<p>Trump promised to bring those jobs back, a sentiment that resonated powerfully with the electorate. The problem is—as …

This Is The Mind-Set You’ll Need In Order To Thrive In The Future Of Work

Dealing with unpredictability requires what one Harvard psychologist has called a “self-transforming mind.” Here’s how to develop one.<p>In the 1930s, long before machine learning was anything more than a figment of popular sci-fi imagination, the Swiss clinical psychologist Jean Piaget identified …

The 5 Jobs Robots Will Take Last

Last week, I compiled a list of the 5 jobs robots will take first. Today, let's have a go at the 5 jobs robots will take last. For this article only, …

LinkedIn is no longer the future of recruiting, according to a former LinkedIn executive

LinkedIn, Monster.com, and other job websites have revolutionized the way that companies look for new hires. But they’ve also made it easier for those companies to sort candidates based on factors like where they went to school and which companies they’ve worked at in the past—which can narrow the …

The 4th Industrial Revolution And A Jobless Future - A Good Thing?

It’s estimated that between 35 and 50 percent of jobs that exist today are at risk of being lost to automation. Repetitive, blue collar type jobs might be first, but even professionals — including paralegals, diagnosticians, and customer service representatives — will be at risk.<p>This isn’t just …

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As Jobs Dissolve, There’s Still All This Work To Do

The NewCo Daily: Today’s Top Stories<p>As Jobs Dissolve, There’s Still All This Work To Do<p>Globalization and outsourcing have already reshaped the …

Post-blockchain Smart Contracts Creating a New Firm

The new cryptocurrencies and post-blockchain smart contracts make it possible to leave behind the simplistic finance model of the industrial …

The Hard Truth About Lost Jobs: It's Not About Immigration

Coauthored by <i>Chris Shipley</i><p><i></i>Few topics spike the ire of American voters like jobs, immigration, and trade, no doubt because the three are inexorably …

This company's productivity soared after replacing 90% of employees with robots

It's hard to argue against automation when statistics are clearly illustrating its potential. The latest evidence comes out of a Chinese factory in Dongguan City.<p>The factory recently replaced 90 percent of its human workforce with machines, and it led to a staggering 250 percent increase in …