The document reports the findings from a government inquiry into technological change, disruption and the future of work. The report answers the following questions
- What are the current and likely future impacts of technological change will be on the future of work, the workforce, labour markets, productivity and wellbeing?
- How can the government best position New Zealand to take advantage of innovation and technological change?
- When designing and implementing policies to assist workers and firms to adapt to technological change, the government should broadly maintain New Zealand’s current high levels of labour-market flexibility.
- Government should monitor relevant indicators of technology adoption and labour market change in New Zealand and internationally.
- To support a dynamic labour market, the government should extend funding to tertiary education providers for adult students who do not intend to pursue full qualifications.
- The government should strengthen the Tertiary Education Commission’s mandate and resource it sufficiently to lead development of quality careers advice and services for New Zealanders of all ages.