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wellenwide at the Houses of Parliament in London for "the Future of Work" debate

“The fourth industrial revolution changes the way we relate to each other, the work we do, the way our economies work, and what it means to be human”

Olfa Soukri Cherif MP, Vice-Chair of the World Bank and IMF Global Parliamentary Network,  The Future of Work for the People we Serve 2018, edited by Liam Byrne MP

Sophia Halkidou, founder of Athens-based wellenwide corporate affairs and PR, had the privilege of attending the live debate at the Houses of Parliament in London about "the Future of Work for the People we Serve".

The meeting was organised by UK Parliament’s cross-party think tank on Inclusive Growth and The Parliamentary Network on the World Bank & IMF.

Key questions were addressed and discussed

During the debate new polling on voters’ hopes and fears for the fourth industrial revolution was presented, while critical questions were addressed and discussed:

  • How do we deal with technological change?

  • What does the new social contract look like?

  • How can we see young people as a resource and not as a problem?

  • Why investing in human capital is part of inclusive growth?

  • Why mental health issues must be included in the debate of the new social contract?

  • How the trade unions will maintain their representation when the relation of employment will drastically change?

  • Why arts and humanities are going to produce great businesses and great leaders of the future?

  • Why investing in advanced non-routine cognitive and socio-behavioral skills is critical during the fourth industrial revolution?  

Lessons for the Future of Work

Liam Byrne MP, Chair of the APPG on Inclusive Growth and Shadow Digital Minister, highlighted the lessons for the Future of Work.

Τo be prepared, governments and corporations need -among others- to:

> understand the impact and opportunity of automation for the country and the market.

> work hard to connect young people to jobs

> develop new strategies to raise employment among women

> rebuild systems for lifelong learning and re-training

> ensure corporate governance is fit for the future