Conference paper

The future of work: five contrarian insights

A contribution to the My Labour, Our Future dialogue
Future of work Gig economy Labour market Flexible work Work insecurity

Centre for Future Work Director, Jim Stanford, challenges five stereotypical claims that are often advanced in debates over the future of work.

  1. Work is not disappearing; it can't.
  2. Technology is not accelerating.
  3. "Gigs" aren't even new.
  4. Technology is often more about relationships than productivity.
  5. Skills are not a magic bullet.


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