Universal Basic Income – Utopian or Real?

Universal Basic Income (UBI) is one of those ideas that has divided public opinion into two opposing camps: Those who think it would result in disaster, as humans cannot be trusted. The other camp feels that a UBI would be liberating, allowing people to concentrate on the important things in life, not just earning a living. Rutger Bregman is a writer, widely acclaimed for his book, Utopia for Realists. In it, he champions Universal Basic Income and a 15 hour work week. So, we went to the Netherlands to ask him if the time for these ideas has arrived.

The future of work: three mega-trends

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. 

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

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.