The Future of Work

In this inspiration lab, Prof. Sandra Groeneveld and Matthijs de Jong (Deloitte) will share their vision on the Future of Work. What are the trends and developments in the fields of Organisation Theory and Human Resource Management? What is the impact on unemployment rates? And what is the impact on income inequality?

The first 'wave' of automation has especially made a large amount of the 'low skill' jobs obsolete. In sectors such as agriculture, entire greenhouses are currently operated through automation. However, according to Dr. Carl B. Frey and Dr. Micheal A. Osborne of Oxford University, "[...]47% of total US employment is at risk" based on their controversial study. They also provide evidence that wages and educational attainment remain to have a strong negative relationship with the probability that these jobs will become obsolete due to automation.

In the research conducted by Deloitte, they applied the insights from the Oxford study in order to examine the impact of automation in the Netherlands, with research questions such as: In which professional groups will experience most impact? In which sectors? In which age groups? Which jobs will face impact on the short term? What is the impact on unemployment rates? And what is the impact on income inequality?

Prof. Sandra Groeneveld will focus on the organisational aspects of working in the future from an academic perspective. What are the trends and developments in the fields of organization theory and Human Resource Management? What is the expected impact of automation on organizations? Matthijs de Jong will shed light on the impact of automation on the (Dutch) labour force in the future. He was part of the Deloitte research team that replicated the Oxford study.


Information / registration

Everyone is welcome to join the debate on Thursday, April 16th (17:00-18:00). You can register (for free) by sending an email (with your name + inspirationlab title) to: c4i@cdh.leidenuniv.nl.  

What: Inspirationlab Future of Work 
When: Thursday April 16 (17:00-18:00) 
Location: Livinglab, Schouwburgstraat 2, The Hague. 

Read more about Inspirationlabs here.

Last Modified: 14-04-2015