The (near) future of work: how you are going to work tomorrow.

schedule 12:30 PM - 12:50 PM place Grand Ballroom 1

Generation after generation we humans devise and create what we need in order to evolve as a whole, as an adaptive system. We extend our bodies and consciousness in order to fly, to compute, to communicate, to be faster, to reach further, and so on. Good or bad is not of interest here. This is just how it works. This is how we have created all of our tools and technologies, or "media" as Marshall McLuhan would say. To extend ourselves.

Nevertheless, tools and processes are the fastest layer in the evolution of a human system. If you observe and study them, it is very difficult that you'll understand where the future is headed. In times of concentrated change like the one we're living through, if you focus on tools and processes, you'll be observing the results of a change in people that has happened yesterday. It is, at best, the present of work. It might not be mainstream yet in some aspects, but from a systemic point of view, it is already all here.

If you want to really have some sound insight of what the future of work holds, you have to look into people. Let's see how, and what this shows.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

We'll move from a technology-focused perspective to the future (of work) to a people-focused one. And we'll watch through this lens together.

Learning Outcome

  • A different perspective on new technologies.
  • A 4 layers sketch to understand change in human systems.
  • The key points of the future of work we're headed towards.

Target Audience

Anybody interested in the future of work, and the dynamics of change in human systems.

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