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Future of Work

As we face the fourth – and fastest – industrial revolution, businesses and individuals are confronted with a dizzying array of technological advances that most of us are struggling to keep up with, let alone decipher. However, it’s vital we all embrace and harness the power of digital in order to succeed. The Future of Work Report, published in The Sunday Times, uncovers how businesses and employees can adapt to a digitally disrupted world, the six biggest future threats to business and the rise of the gig economy. In addition, it offers advice on ensuring staff maintain a good work-life balance, bridging generational divides, and building trust between employers and employees

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Future of Work
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OVERVIEW

The digitally disrupted workplace

The fourth industrial revolution is creating prospects of a future that few fully comprehend, but the implications for the world of work are already taking shape

THREATS

6 biggest threats to businesses

UK companies, facing a prolonged period of global uncertainty, must address major challenges – here are six of the biggest threats to British business

ROBOTS

Will robots actually take your job?

Should we ready ourselves for a world where algorithms replace instincts and there are more robots than workers?

PROMOTED

Technology and people: the way to help close the UK’s productivity gap

Simple-to-use employee services, accessed via a smartphone, can put staff engagement and happiness into the hands of every worker – and bridge the UK productivity gap

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

The business benefits of AI

Graduating from gimmicks on TV game shows and playing board games, artificial intelligence engines are now looking for jobs in business

GIG ECONOMY

Problems with the growing gig economy

The gig economy is growing, raising issues around the employment rights of workers and, for the low skilled, a race to the bottom of the pay scale

KEYBOARD PRODUCTIVITY

Keyboards that boost your productivity

They may often come as a default, factory-standard model, but the keyboard to your computer can determine how productive you are

WORK ALLIANCE

No jobs for life

If a job for life no longer exists, employers and employees need to strike a meaningful and mutually beneficial deal or alliance

FUTURE OFFICE

The smart office you will not want to leave

The office of the future will be an inviting and healthy space with varied and flexible high-tech working areas which encourage creativity and collaboration

WORK-LIFE BALANCE

Switching off in an "always-on" culture

Enlightened employers are ensuring staff can switch off from the “always-on” internet culture to maintain a healthy work-life balance

DISTRIBUTED WORKING

The rise of distributed working

Individuals based at home or in remote offices, scattered anywhere in the world, are part of a rising phenomenon called distributed working

AUTOMATION

Will automation create better new jobs?

As more jobs are automated and done by machines or robots, new and often better paid roles can be created for those willing to reskill

GENERATION GAP

Bridging generational divides at work

Managing up to five generations within one company can be a challenge, but it is becoming more commonplace as people work on after 65

PROMOTED

Psyched about future of personality testing

When employing personality testing in job recruitment, the highest standards must be maintained

PROMOTED

Future of work is already here

The workplace is changing and Regus is tapping into the growing demand for the community, collaboration and creative buzz that comes from human interaction

PROMOTED

Projects deliver change in a complex world

Delivering change in a complex world is the essence of project management, says Julian Smith, head of external affairs at APM

PROMOTED

Embrace the millennial workspace

Every week there seems to be some new hot app or unicorn company that promises to give us the most productive workspace, but are we really getting more distracted?

PROMOTED

Happiness is part of productivity puzzle

The productivity puzzle has left economists, politicians and business leaders baffled, but part of the solution could be very simple – keeping the workforce happy

PROMOTED

Visual collaboration: how to avoid becoming the next Nokia or Blackberry

To understand working life ten years in the future, it can help to look fifteen years into the past, says Fraser Dean, Yorktel’s senior vice president of sales in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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