Future of Work

Launched by Professor Lynda Gratton and the Hot Spots Movement in 2009, FoW provides a platform for recognising key trends and identifying the ways in which businesses can respond to them in order to remain dynamic, innovative and competitive. It was the first research consortium to pioneer a co-creation methodology based around an online community and draws together leading professionals from high-profile organisations including Shell, the Coca-Cola Company and Tata Consultancy Services. Our members come together to forecast what work will look like in the future and how corporations should adapt their work practices to attract and engage with the best global talent. Over the past five years, FoW has involved over 85 member organisations, welcoming participants from destinations as diverse as South Africa, India, China and Japan.

Derive tangible benefits from business insights

Every year, we look at a number of themes in detail. For each theme, we conduct initial research, assembling cases, hard facts, academic articles and conducting a thematic survey to ensure that we know as much about the theme as possible. We then open the discussion to the FoW community through a one-day face-to-face Masterclass followed by a two-day online Jam. Finally, we put together a thematic report, which summarises insights from the Jam conversation, and brings together all the relevant hard facts, cases, and academic thinking.

Membership runs on a 12-month cycle and all membership options include access for an unlimited number of executives to join the FoWlab platform and participate in FoWlab Jams and webinars, plus five invitations to each Masterclass. If you think you'd like your organisation to take part, please contact Tina Schneidermann.

Why Join?

Membership of FoW brings many great benefits. Here are just three of them:

  • Cutting-Edge Research
  • Collaborative Methodology and Technology Platform
  • Focus On Getting From Ideas to Action

Listen to some of the feedback that we received at one of our recent masterclasses: