Briefing: The Future of Work

September 6, 2021
A protestor shows solidarity with essential workers put at risk with low pay and without necessary protective gear outside a Whole Foods store in Brooklyn, New York, on May 1, 2020. (Photo by Gabriele Holtermann-Gorden/Sipa USA)

Work has been famously described as one of the “cornerstones of our humanness.” The fourth industrial revolution has brought dramatic change to the economies of the world, affecting workers and workplaces globally, presenting both opportunity and risk.

As CIGI President Rohinton P. Medhora has put it, “Technology is at least as powerful a driver of economic change — and vitally, job displacement — as government policy is.”

As we mark the Labour Day weekend 2021, here is a compilation of research and analysis from CIGI’s experts exploring the intersection of policy and technology in our work lives.

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