The Future of Work Research Consortium Turns 10!

Founded by Professor Lynda Gratton, the Future of Work Research Consortium is the longest running and most advanced membership group anticipating how work is changing and what organisations must do differently to thrive in the years ahead. Our unique approach explores not only what is happening to work, but what is changing about the workforce itself, from shifting family structures to what it means to live and work in an age of longevity.

Why Join?

  • Gain clarity over the myriad trends impacting what work we do, how we do it, and who the workers are

  • Identify your organisation's future of work risk areas, and how you compare with other leading companies

  • Solve your most complex challenges armed with the latest research insights and the support of an exclusive network of executives across 35 global member companies

  • Specifically, get access to peer insights and experience on a one-on-one basis - based on personal introductions, when you need it

  • Future of Work Masterclasses in London, Sydney and Tokyo led by Professor Lynda Gratton, featuring guest speakers, member case studies and the chance to build your network

  • Access to the members-only, online Future of Work library, alongside bespoke in-company workshops for you and your team to help you navigate the future of work and take action

Current Research Themes

Digital Transformation and Work

Whether deploying digital technologies to improve workflows or to transform the entire business model, organisations must respond to the challenges and opportunities of digitalisation. HR has a critical opportunity to be a key enabler of digital transformation because people, rather than technology, drive change. In the next few years, HR teams that embrace digital platforms to transform HR operations on the one hand and help embed digital ways of working on the other, will be game changers. Within this theme, we will set out the key steps that HR can take to lead and accelerate the digitalisation of their organisations. Some of the questions we will explore are: what is the impact of digital on work and ways of working? What are digital skills, and what are the good practices when it comes to building digital skills in the workforce? Looking specifically at the HR function, how can you use digital tools and apps to deliver solutions, and continuously experiment and innovate?

The Future of Workforce Planning

Without the right people at the right time, place and cost, companies risk eroding their competitiveness. Because people, not technologies are the differentiators in the digital era, business and HR leaders need to start planning today for long-term workforce shaping. Through this theme, we aim to develop a comprehensive of the types of skills and people organisations will need over the next decade, the role organisations need to play in building these skills in the workforce, and the new technological tools available to make workforce planning as dynamic as the business environment.

Organisational Health and Wellbeing

Health and wellbeing programmes are, increasingly, an expectation from the talent that companies most want to attract, engage and retain. As a result, it is no longer an optional or a narrowly-focused element of the talent strategy but a core business imperative for leading companies. While some organisations are investing heavily in this area, research reveals there is often a significant gap between what companies are offering and what employees value and expect. Within this theme, we will uncover why these investments are not paying off. What are the overlooked essentials of employee wellbeing? How can organisations create holistic, end-to-end wellbeing programmes? And how can organisations leverage digital wellbeing solutions to pave the way forward?

Our Research Consortium provides you with the insights, tools and executive network to successfully navigate the future of work.

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The Consortium runs on a rolling 12-month membership, and you can choose between two different membership packages.

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