Future of Work events
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Wednesday 23 November 2011 12pm to 1.30pm
Future of Work Lunchtime Seminar
Obstacles to improvement in surgical teamwork
Presented by Dr Steve New, Saïd Business School.
This discussion focused on challenges of applying lean management methods to surgical work, and will draw on the experiences of a major study funded by the National Institute of Health Research. The session outlined some of the main ideas and critiques of lean methodologies, and some of the practical lessons drawn from this and previous studies.
Thursday 10 November 2011 12pm to 1pm
Future of Work Lunchtime Seminar
The future of international news reporting
Presented by GTC student Melanie Bunce (DPhil Politics and International Relations).
Over the past two decades, major news organisations around the world have radically cut the number of foreign correspondents they post abroad. In their place, local-national journalists are becoming one of the main providers of international news. The BBC - a bastion of British reporting around the world - will be cutting its number of foreign correspondents over the next three years, and hiring local-national journalists in their place.
What do these changes mean for the foreign correspondent profession? And how will these changes impact the international news that we receive in the UK and around the world?
This talk drew on extensive research with foreign and local-national correspondents in East Africa, and flagged up a number of issues for the future of foreign news production. The world we read about in the news is about to become more local, global and cosmopolitan - but at what cost?
Wednesday 19 October 2011 5pm to 7pm
Future of Work Lecture
The New World of Team Work
Science, technology and business innovation increasingly rely on teams to produce output. In science, the trend is for multi-authored papers, often from people in different locations around the world. In technology and the drug business, the team production consists of locating different activities in different parts of the world, some through subcontractors, and through devolving risky R&D to small or university startups that are eventually bought by larger enterprises. Business pay structure has responded to this with more group incentive pay. Science is struggling to deal with the allocation of credit on multi-authored papers. The drug how to develop new medicines with its new division of activity.
This lecture examined evidence on 1) the rise of teams; 2) impact of different pay systems on production; 3) the problems of obtaining fair and efﬁcient divisions of responsibility and reward.
Presented by Richard Freeman, Herbert Ascherman Chair in Economics at Harvard University, National Bureau of Economic Research, LSE.
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Thursday 16 June 2011 6pm to 7.30pm
Future of Work Seminar
Varieties of training, qualifications, and skills in long-term care: A German, Japanese, UK comparison
Presented by Professor Howard Gospel and Professor Makiko Nishikawa.
Thursday 2 and Friday 3 June 2011
Future of Work Workshop
Building an Inclusive Workforce in the Wake of the Economic Crisis
How and why should the European Union, and its member states, seek to establish an inclusive workforce in the context of economic recovery? These questions need to be answered with clarity. They are, however, likely to be addressed in different, sometimes contested, ways.
The Workshop was designed to help stakeholders identify and develop areas of substantive and procedural agreement and difference as they relate to these issues, so paving the way for more constructive decision making and policy formation.
Thursday 25 November 2010 5pm - 7pm
Future of Work Termly Seminar presented by Dr Martin Ruhs, Director of the Migration Observatory, Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS)
Who needs migrant workers? Labour shortages, immigration and public policy
Thursday 11 November 2010 12pm - 2pm
Lunchtime seminar by Tuukka Toivonen, GTC Junior Research Fellow
Young adults, work and changing motivational processes: towards a comparative sociological approach
Thursday 28 October 2010 12pm-2pm
Lunchtime seminar presented by Karenjit Clare, GTC Junior Research Fellow
Persistent inequalities at work: spatial narratives and gendered practices
Thursday 24 June 2010
Lunchtime seminar presented by Emanuele Ferragina, GTC DPhil student
Arguing for basic income
Thursday 10 June 2010
Seminar by Guy Standing, Professor of Economic Security, University of Bath
This Future of Work seminar focussed on Guy Standing's new book Work after globalization: building occupational citizenship. Guy Standing is a well known academic and the former Director of the Socio-Economic Security Programme of the International Labour Organisation in Geneva, Switzerland.
Thursday 20 May 2010
Lunchtime seminar presented by Martin Seeleib-Kaiser, Professor of Comparative Social Policy and Politics, and GTC Fellow
The dual transformation of social protection and human capital: comparing Britain and Germany
Thursday 13 May 2010
Sophia Lee, GTC DPhil student
The varieties of welfare production regimes in de-industrializing East Asian economies: South Korea, Taiwan and Japan
2 March 2010
Ian Kessler, GTC FOW Fellow and Professor Fellow in Human Resource Management
The Future of Work: the next steps
11 February 2010
Martin Seeleib-Kaiser, GTC FOW Fellow and Professor of Comparative Social Policy and Politics
The Future of Work: an interdisciplinary programme
John P Martin, Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs OECD
Tackling the jobs crisis: an OECD perspective