The Future Of Work: Three Mega-Trends

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The path of innovation and its social consequences are almost entirely shaped by social factors such as culture, politics, regulatory mechanisms and economic arrangements.  Anticipatory researcher, Graham Brown-Martin explores the future of work and the three mega-trends that will likely come to dominate the workplace. 

CNN vs The Internet

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Just when you thought CNN couldn’t set the bar any lower, it outdoes itself by blackmailing a Reddit user to bolster its own failing business model, simultaneously inflaming racial tensions and destroying trust in journalism, all in the same day. That is quite an achievement.

The NHS – Where From Here?

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The NHS founding principle was simple: comprehensive, universal healthcare free at the point of delivery. Now it’s a political football shaped by the governing parties’ economic beliefs – but is there something else at play behind party politics.

Is getting an MBA degree a good idea?

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MBA programs are great and have a lot of career benefits. But when you scratch the surface of the apparent exclusive benefits of such programs, you may discover that all that glitters is not gold…

Generation Crunch

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Beyond the generalisations of who has had it tougher, today’s economic benefits don’t seem to be as abundant. Everyone is being caught in the squeeze from pensions to housing, education and job security. So should we defuse or detonate the demographic time bomb?

Workplace Gamification – fun and games?

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This global workplace malaise is a drag on productivity and is reckoned to cost billions in lost GDP through absenteeism, stress-related illness, and the costs of staff turnover. We look into why…

Ad Men or Sad Old Men?

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We have a look how the modern ad industry is very different from the Mad Men era. Back then it was all about selling campaigns, billboards and TV airtime, today it’s a business that specialises in selling your personal data.

“Active Workstations”: Another sleight of hand from your trusty HR department

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The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), which is the accrediting body of the profession in the US, recently ran a piece on the benefits of “standing desks and other innovative workstations solutions”. A definite read for anyone who is wondering what goes on in the minds of our corporate overlords.