November 6th 2012

Executive Summary: The Future of Work

This executive summary of the full CRF research report examines the key trends that will influence the future of work and highlights the tensions and contradictions that organisations face in considering how to respond. The implications for leaders and HR are explored and tools and advice are offered to help plan for the future.
Topics covered by this executive summary include:

• Identifying five macro trends that will influence the future of work
• The impact of technology on the future of work – opportunities and challenges
• Organisational and customer relationship shifts
• The effect of trends on the future of work of different types: transactional, transformational and interactional
• How organisation design and structure will be impacted by future work trends
• The flexible future of work – remote working, part-time worker increases and an increasingly diverse workforce
• The paradoxes of future work faced by organisations
• How HR can demonstrate leadership and be prepared for the future of work

Here, you can download and view the report’s executive summary. The full report on the future of work is accessible for CRF members only. If you are not a member and are interested in discussing membership, please contact Richard Hargreaves on richard@crforum.co.uk.

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