Future of Work

Technology and automation are rapidly reshaping industries, economies, and the world of work. While researchers, policymakers, and the public are struggling to process the consequences of this disruption, the need for concrete policy approaches is evident. Broad policy recommendations are beginning to surface, but the Future of Work will impact each community and profession differently.

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New Content! A new investigation by the Bertelsmann Foundation, in partnership with the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB), attempts to answer how the future of work will impact Riverside and its workers specifically via a microsite, The Future of Work: Riverside.

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December 2018: In partnership with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), we present The Future of Work: A Guide for Transatlantic Policymakers, which will provide a baseline comparison of labor market dynamics across the United States, Germany, Spain, and France.

In order to spark innovative policy responses and transatlantic dialogue, the Future of Work project is proceeding along two complementary paths:

Las Vegas's “pioneering mentality” dictates its attitudes towards work, workforce development, and the future of work, and its policymakers’ hands-off approach to the workforce has led to few long-term investments in education, training, and workforce development. In partnership with the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB), we attempt to answer how the future of work will impact Las Vegas.

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This playbook provides a set of common definitions and strategies to prepare policymakers on both sides of the Atlantic for the challenges and opportunities associated with the Future of Work.

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Published in The Wilson Quarterly, this article uses the familiar example of the American office to convey how artificial intelligence is impacting the world of work.

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The case for transatlantic cooperation in shaping regulatory approaches to artificial intelligence.

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Compares and contrasts labor market and Future of Work policy developments in the United States and Germany.  The paper was used as the centerpiece for round-table debates in Berlin and Washington.

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The release of short opinion pieces and infographics on the Future of Work, and a book, The No Collar Economy, which includes a chapter on the future of work (pp. 46-66).

Collaboration with the International Labor Organisation’s International Training Centre (ILO ITC), including massive open online course (MOOC) and a post for their “Technology @Work” blog.

Partnering with the National Association of Workforce Boards to launch a new project: “Transatlantic Cities & the Future of Work.” The project seeks to move beyond Future of Work theory to unearth bottom-up solutions to aid local and regional leaders in preparing for the seismic change brought by the future of work.


Jeffrey Brown
Manager, Future of Work & Artificial Intelligence