World of Work: 2030

As technology transforms the world of work, the question we ask is, how can business education help shape the future to meet the needs of employers by the year 2030?

Henley Careers has held three conferences looking into the challenges and opportunities that face us in the future world of work. Ultimately we want to create a community of like-minded people who are curious and committed to working together at the forefront of technological and social change. We aim to lead the conversation on both human and digital skills needed in the new World of Work.

Our next conference will be held on Thursday 10 September 2020. Sign up to our mailing list to be keep up to date with what's going on and make sure you don't miss the early bird tickets which will come on sale in spring 2020.

Below are some of the topics we discussed at our last three conferences. Please do get involved in the conversation, there's a lot to talk about!

World of Work: Work Reimagined - September 2019

At the last conference we reimagined what the workplace will look like in 2020 and 2035, considering workspaces, diversity and inclusion, how leadership will be influenced by technology and the future of money.

At the conference we released some research of how 'woke' the future of work is, read more.

The themes included: How AI Influences Marketing, How D&I is Core to Large Corporate Success, The Four Day Working Week, AI Recruitment, The Future of Money and Leadership in the Age of AI.

World of Work: Enlightening The Dark Side - September 2018

This time, we went deeper into the world of robots, artificial intelligence and machine learning to discuss and debate their predicted effects on the future world of work, with the aim to enlighten to dark side of the future world of work.

At the conference we released some research of what we think the future workplace will look like, read more.

The themes included: Can a Robot Seduce You?, Sustainable Trust, Predicting The Future, Diversity and Augmentation.

World of Work: 2030 - September 2017

At the first conference, we brought like-minded people together to discuss the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, to reflect on change and to gain inspiration from a range of leading authorities in this area: futurists, digital strategists, entrepreneurs, economists, occupational psychologists and pioneers in artificial intelligence and technology.

The themes included: Staying Human, The FinTech Revolution, Virtual Reality, Managing Change and Digital Leadership.

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Predicting the future

Predicting the future

We can use AI to predict future trends by using information, data and conversations that are freely available on the internet.

Work 4.0

Work 4.0

The Digital Age is having a profound impact on the nature of work. Understanding the underlying forces that are driving the future will help us prepare and reshape for an evolving work landscape.

Can a robot seduce you?

Can a robot seduce you?

Robots and AI are replacing jobs, but are they really going to replace your job and what can you do to protect it?

Staying human

Staying human

How can people and organisations get the best from each other in 2030?
Individual identity and strengths will eclipse skills in the emerging tech-led economy if we want to keep work human-shaped.

Don’t fear the robot reaper

Don’t fear the robot reaper

How can we better adapt Careers work to meet the impact of the future of work? Grasping current research on career resilience and personality traits will enable us to embrace the future with greater confidence.

All careers are now in chaos

All careers are now in chaos

We know that AI and automation is creating disruption on careers, but Naeema Pasha argues that all careers are in chaos, and that we're all going to be impacted by AI and automation.

Humanising recruitment via game technology and AI

Humanising recruitment via game technology and AI

How AI can improve human decision-making if used in the right way.

Diverse minds create future ideas

Diverse minds create future ideas

Diversity of thought comes from diversity of being. Being different to the established stereotype. Different abilities, disabilities (physical and hidden), gender, ethnicity's and even those with views completely different to your own.

Career agility: The skills to invest in for your future career

Career agility: The skills to invest in for your future career

Organisations need to be agile for the future of work. Whether that's their processes or technology, they need the infrastructure to be able to move with the times.

Blog posts of interest

Should robots have the same rights as your child? Maddy Woodman, Careers Learning Manager

Big Data: Opportunities and Challenge Chris Flanagan, Data Impact Manager for Henley Careers

Should we fear the dark side of automation? Matthew Searle, Head of Relationship Management of Henley Careers

Worried about technology disrupting your career prospects? Tatiana Rowson, Lecturer in Coaching at Henley Business School

Blurring the divide between human and machine Maddy Woodman, Careers Learning Manager

Join the conversation and and together we can revolutionise the future of work #WOW2030

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If you have any questions, please contact: Naeema Pasha, Head of Henley Careers by email at naeema.pasha@henley.ac.uk .