21st Century Workforces and Workplaces: The Challenges and Opportunities for Future Work Practices and Labour Markets

Author(s): Stephen Bevan

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What does the future of work look like? This book charts, explains and analyses the past five years which have rewritten much of what we thought we knew about employment and how workplaces respond to pressure. It also outlines what hasn't changed and in doing so, distinguishes myth from reality. The book discusses critical questions for any member of any workforce, including: * Does work have to be a `place'? * How will future managers be selected, educated and developed? * What is the future for trade unions? * Beyond pay, how will rewards evolve to incentivise workers alongside responsible capitalism? * Is this the end of retirement? Through this discussion, the book takes what we know and projects how the future labour market will develop. It sets out what the future workplace could look like by 2025 by asking what sort of workplace and workforce we want to see in 2025 and what we can do today to help bring it about.


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Essential reading for any member of any workforce wondering what the future workplace could look like

Stephen Bevan is Head of HR Research Development at the Institute for Employment Studies (IES). He has previously been both Managing Director and Director of Research at The Work Foundation where he led a programme of applied research on workplace health, performance, reward, motivation and retention. He has conducted many UK and international research studies and advised employers and governments on both policy and practice. In 2016 he was designated the UK's 2nd `Most Influential' HR thinker by HR magazine and he has been an Honorary Professor at Lancaster University Management School since 2010. Ian Brinkley is currently an Associate of The Work Foundation and Fellow of the Institute for Employment Studies. He was Interim Chief Economist at the Chartered Institute for Personal Development (CIPD) between 2016 and 2017. Prior to that he served at The Work Foundation from 2006 onwards, including as Director from 2010 to 2013 and Chief Economist from 2013 to 2016. He served at the Trades Union Congress between 1980 and 2006, where he was Head of the Economic and Social Affairs Department (2004-2006) and its Chief Economist (1996-2006). Dr Zofia Bajorek is the Lead Researcher of HR and Management at The Work Foundation, where she has worked for 4 years on a number of programmes including workplace health and wellbeing, employee engagement and the employment relationship. Prior to the, she was awarded a PhD in Management from KCL in 2013, entitled: "The management of temporary staff in healthcare emergency departments: Implications for Patient Safety and Service Quality". Sir Cary L. Cooper, CBE, is 50th Anniversary Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at the ALLIANCE Manchester Business School, President of the British Academy of Management, President of RELATE and was the Founding Chair of the think tank The Sunningdale Institute in the National School of Government. He was the lead scientist on the Foresight project on Mental Capital and Wellbeing and has published over 125 books and many scholarly articles on organizational psychology and the workplace.

General Fields

  • : 9781472943033
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Business
  • : July 2017
  • : 234mm X 156mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 400
  • : 418
  • : Paperback
  • : Stephen Bevan