The Future of Work is Human advocates a human-centred design approach to the big trends observed in the field of ‘work’ :
the breakdown of the narrative of long-term job stability, instead needing to prepare for increasing disruption and adaptability
a huge rise of independent workers (over 30% of workers in Canada are now in non-standard employment)
the looming threat of automation as AI and robotic technologies advance
a recognition that traditional (hierarchical) power structures inhibit engagement, creativity and innovation
an epidemic of illness (including depression and anxiety) which can be traced to root causes of deep social isolation and disconnection from meaningful contribution in the world.