Chatham House Primer: The Future of Work

The term “the future of work” has passed into common parlance over the last few years. The broad idea underpinning the phrase is that rapidly advancing mechanization and technological disruption will radically change the way society values work and employment. However, this disruption goes far beyond unskilled jobs and manual labour and its effects are already being felt in highly skilled and traditional white-collar professions.

Richard and Daniel Susskind outline the main challenges that new technologies will pose for our existing conceptions of education, career and retirement.