The Future of Work Research Consortium

The Future of Work Consortium is a membership organisation. Access to the Consortium resources and Jams is available to members through Current members of the Future of Work Consortium can log in to our portal:

About the Future of Work

Over the last six years, the Future of Work Research Consortium (FoW) has brought together a global community of 90 of the world's most influential companies. By combining energetic live events with cutting-edge collaborative technology, we have connected more than 500 executives, all of whom are leading their organisations in preparing for the future.

FoW is widely acknowledged as one of the most innovative and collaborative forums for exchanging insights, models and concerns about the future of work. Led by Professor Lynda Gratton, FoW unites academic research and organisational practice to deliver a unique multidisciplinary experience.

Members of the Consortium benefit from access to the very latest academic research and practical insights and have the ability to learn and develop in a way that is customised to their needs.

The Future of Work Thematic Approach

We frame our research around themes that reflect the most pertinent challenges for organisations. We conduct initial research for each theme, assembling cases, hard facts, and academic articles to support the findings from our own surveys, interviews and focus groups.

At the moment, we are researching the following themes:

THE INNOVATIVE ORGANISATION | Transformational Capabilities | Leading for Innovation

What does an effective organisational structure in a highly innovative company look like? What leadership style and capabilities need to be developed to successfully lead tomorrow?s innovative organisations? Within this theme we will begin by exploring how transformation takes place at the level of the individual through self-knowledge, dynamic and diverse networks, and an openness to new ideas. This will form the foundation for understanding how we drive innovation within organisations, bringing together the very latest academic research alongside practical case studies. Members will take the FoW Diagnostic on Innovative Capabilities, assessing their company?s strength in terms of drawing from external practice, tolerating failure, using feedback tools, and scaling successful pilots.

RECRUITMENT AND LEARNING | Less Criteria | More Learning

EY, Google and other leading organisations have removed degree classifications from entry criteria, while?other major companies, such as Deloitte an d Marriott, are using computer games to identify essential skills when recruiting new employees.?These new approaches hint at a disconnect between the certified skills of university graduates, and those required by employers, emphasising the need for stronger collaboration between these institutions. But, how can organisations engage with education sector leaders to future-proof their talent pipelines? How will the relationship between educational institutions and both workers and employers transform in the context of the hundred-year life and the need for lifelong learning? How will alternative models such as apprenticeships help alleviate this tension? Within this theme, we will explore the recruitment and learning strategies of the future, asking what organisations will need to do differently to future-proof their success.

SHIFTING IDENTITIES | Changing policy | Managing Diversity

In previous decades, organisations could draw general conclusions about the demographic traits and identity of those who worked for them. Today, this landscape has shifted dramatically and individuals are challenged to make many career transitions and shift identities frequently in response both to disruptions facing their industry and the need to be productive over a much longer working life. In this theme we explore how people will need to build diverse networks to enable career transitions and how employers will need to support this process. We analyse the impact of identity spilling over between work and the home, breaking down the previous temporal separation between the two spheres. We will help members harness their employees? ?best selves? enabling both individual and business performance.

Contact Us for Membership Details

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

If you are interested in finding out more about the Future of Work Research Consortium, please get in touch with us.

Tina Schneidermann
COO, Marketing & Development
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