Future of Work

Future of Work

How we work is set to change rapidly thanks to technologies like AI, automation, robotics and the Internet of Things. 

It will mean new skills, new jobs and even new industries are needed, plus an understanding of the implications of this change for society as a whole. Questions around the ethics of data and AI biases, and whether a robot tax is needed to help those replaced by automation are being answered, while the sharing economy is changing our relationship to work.

WBS leads the University's Productivity and Future of Work Global Research Priority (GRP) and is at the vanguard of this developing area, exploring the ethics, technologies and structures that are evolving and will impact every organisation. 

Latest Future of Work Research

Future of Work
Why diversity is good for every business

On the back of BT announcing it will make sure 25 per cent of its workforce are from non-white backgrounds by 2030, Marianna Fotaki lists the advantages of having a diverse staff.

Future of Work
WFH no 'easy fix' for disabled workers' disadvantage

A post-pandemic increase in working from home will not yield greater benefits for disabled workers or reduce the disability employment gap, researchers at Warwick Business School and Bayes Business School found.