The Future of Work: What It Means for Individuals, Businesses, Markets and Governments

http://www.aspeninstitute.org/publications/future-of-work
Author: Bollier, David
Source: The Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program
Year: 2011
Number of pages: 57

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Abstract:

The Future of Work: What It Means for Individuals, Businesses, Markets and Governments examines the challenges to conventional notions of work and organization brought on by new digital technologies and trends. As the velocity of change increases, institutions and individuals must adapt. Yet various structures, including those in education, government, business and the economy, remain rooted in the past. The report captures the insights of the Nineteenth Annual Aspen Institute Roundtable on Information Technology, where business leaders, technologists, international politicians, academics and innovators explored how global structures and institutions are being confronted by 21st century realities of distributed knowledge, crowdsourcing, open platforms and networked environments. It also shares the solutions these leaders proposed for preserving individual well-being and defining a future world of work that benefits everyone involved.



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