Issue 18, Jan 2018
The Future of Work
As technology advances, how will our ideas about work, employment, learning and leisure evolve? And what will it mean for the public sector? We gather perspectives from Gary A. Bolles, Peter Shergold, Max Everest-Phillips and other global thinkers, while Singapore's own Chan Chi Ling, Daniel Lim, Genevieve Ding, Andrea Phua and the Ministry of Manpower share insights from our public sector.
What's new in this issue
Leading tech strategist Gary Bolles offers a balanced perspective on the impact of technology on jobs, institutions, learning and human development.
A more agile, iterative and inclusive approach to policymaking and problem solving can help the public sector keep pace with change.
Worldwide shifts in employment patterns may challenge the assumptions underlying current manpower policies.
A five-year-old technology platform is harnessing public, corporate and individual partnerships to transform urban Southeast Asia.
Digitisation and robotic process automation will revolutionise public administration—but the outcome will depend on how we choose to use them.
Technology, thoughtfully applied to complement and support the workforce, could deepen collective good rather than anxiety.
New institutions are needed to manage both the potential and risks of digital technologies that will reshape our societies and how they are governed.
With the advent of advanced automation, governments have a critical role to play in responding to workforce transitions.
Success in a changing world will demand more than technical skills: it will call for adaptability, empathy and a deeper sense of meaning.