Technology, globalisation and automation are all changing our relationship to work. Over the next decade, the way in which we interact with work will be dramatically different to today. Attitudes around platforms such as Uber, Airbnb and TaskRabbit have resulted in the disruption of incumbent institutions, businesses and government so much so that countries such as Sweden and Finland explored the introduction of a universal basic income in 2016.
In 2016, we commenced a research project into how work can be “redesigned”, which involved hosting a range of interviews, conversations, salons and forums to provoke discussion and ideas. We spoke to hundreds of leaders and experts across Australia and provoked them into sharing their concepts and ideas around the future of work.
This process encouraged collaboration between sectors and industries, across government, education, business and community, so much so you could say that a network of people now exist who share the same interest as us and are interested in addressing the same set of problems.