The future of work

The Centre for the New Workforce places people at the heart of the future of work.

Sophisticated artificial intelligence and digital technologies are already changing jobs, impacting work and transforming industries.

The future of work is emerging in at least three different ways:

  • Platform transformation – how digital platforms are transforming work by disconnecting it from jobs, e.g. “expertise as a service”.
  • Organisational transformation – how organisations are restructuring themselves, e.g. corporate agile approaches.
  • Digital transformation – how digital technologies are transforming the way we create value, e.g. Industry 4.0.

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Learning is a transformative encounter with the novel. To succeed at the future of work, CNeW proposes that learning has to do the following:

  • Mimic work of the future
  • Enhance human competitive advantage
  • Helping create new knowledge

We will work with our partners to investigate how these emerging futures impact them and determine new approaches to learning and knowledge creation.

The Centre for the New Workforce places people at the heart of the future of work. Rather than replacing humans in jobs, we believe technology presents an extraordinary opportunity to re-imagine how we work and learn.

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Study a micro unit at Swinburne

The Leading in the Future World of Work micro unit will highlight the changing patterns of the modern workforce and what leaders can do to improve workforce engagement and productivity at a time when the nature of work is shifting and changing at a rapid pace.

Contact the Centre for the New Workforce

There are many ways to engage with us. Get in touch to discuss how we can work together to determine new approaches to learning and knowledge creation.

Call +61 3 9214 6151