The pandemic has accelerated the pace of change in organisations (production lines, work environment, customer pathways and relationships, etc.) and in the learning of new ways of working with the widespread and “forced” use of digital tools. The inclusive and responsible European digital industrial project must capitalise on the best practices implemented, but also anticipate the disruption of current models. The Future of Work is part of a systemic dynamic that includes contributions from some of the other communities.

Faced with the evolution of an employee’s “reason for being” that integrates societal aspirations (sustainable development, sharing, work life balance, diversity…), and the impact of new technologies (the “augmented” employee, automation, data…), how can we “design” and implement an inclusive European model that embraces the aspirations of the digital natives, the training of tomorrow’s talent, the reskilling of employees, and non-linear professional paths?

The Future of Work community will address the following issues: 

  • What impact will AI and data have on work organisations and new production and management methods?
  • What role for middle management and traditional supervisory missions?
  • What are the new ways of learning in a context of questioning the unity of place (office)?
  • What are the impacts on work environments (generalised dematerialisation, blockchain, telecommuting…)
  • How can we anticipate tomorrow’s jobs and what are the learning organisation models that meet the aspirations of the new generations?
  • How can we prepare our education system to face these challenges? 

Future of Work Community Leader

Prune Esquerré

Future of Work Community Leader, IDATE DigiWorld