"An excellent summary of why and how we work." People Management magazine
What Do We Know and What Should We Do About The Future of Work? is part of a new book series offering short, up-to-date overviews of key issues often misrepresented or simplified in the mainstream media. In this book, Professor Melanie Simms analyses ‘What We Know’ about the current state of paid employment in the UK and provides a far-ranging examination of the most pressing issues facing traditional employment, such as the rise of automation, robotics and artificial intelligence, platform capitalism, the Universal Basic Income and the challenges of demographic change.
The author then proposes ‘What We Should Do', outlining four areas of work and employment that the UK should look to strengthen in order to face the coming challenges more effectively and in a way that benefits workers as well as employers and managers.
Intended for anyone seeking a quick and authoritative understanding of the future of work in the UK.
Series Editor: Professor Chris Grey, Royal Holloway, University of London