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The future of work, finance and the economy

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by Katherine K. Chen  |  27th April 2022

Katherine Chen on using our scyborgian capacity to rethink colonial practices in organisations so that they serve traditionally less advantaged stakeholders. …Read more

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by Heejung Chung  |  6th April 2022

Based on 'The Flexibility Paradox' by Heejung Chung, this policy briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations including the need for stronger rights around flexible working, the need for protection against discrimination when working flexibly and the importance of tackling the long-hours 'always-on' culture.…Read more

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In this episode Ian Thomson and Dom Bates discuss the current way businesses engage with the global goals, the myths that hold businesses back from change, and what individuals within businesses can do to push for progress.…Read more

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by Carl Rhodes  |  23rd November 2021

In this episode, we speak with Carl Rhodes, author of 'Woke Capitalism: How Corporate Morality is Sabotaging Democracy', about the dangerous consequences of businesses being ‘woke’.…Read more

Anna Rosińska, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, describes a virtual meeting of domestic workers in Chicago and Warsaw that led to the establishment of a new trade union. …Read more

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by Phil Allmendinger  |  16th June 2021

Phil Allmendinger reflects on the digital revolution’s effect on cities, warning us to look up from our smartphones and reengage with the ‘forgotten city’ – the parts that digital doesn’t touch.…Read more

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by Tom Boland and Ray Griffin  |  15th June 2021

Launching their new book ‘The Reformation of Welfare: The New Faith of the Labour Market’, Tom Boland and Ray Griffin chart the long history of attempts to reform the unemployed rather than simply investing in jobs for them. …Read more

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by Nicole Brown  |  25th May 2021

Nicole Brown reminds us that ‘new’ approaches to remote participation in conferences and within academia is something those with disabilities and chronic illnesses have long been campaigning for. Giving an insight into the effect of the ableist culture in academia, she offers hope that COVID-19 has facilitated a more open-minded approach.…Read more

Graffiti saying 'unskilled jobs are a classist myth'

Kathryn Telling reviews the tone of recent discussion on unemployment and argues that treating hospitality workers and social carers as essentially interchangeable is a minimisation of both sets of workers’ skills, as well as their education and training.…Read more

Words 'Work in progress' written on glass
by Mark Williams Ying Zhou and Min Zou  |  19th November 2020

Based on 'Mapping Good Work', by Mark Williams, Ying Zhou and Min Zou, this policy briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations around what exactly ‘Good Work' is, where it is most likely to be found across the occupational structure and how we might best promote a ‘Good Work recovery'.…Read more