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Digitalization has changed the way we work, the tasks we perform and the way we organize ourselves to execute them. The future of work is conditioned by the implementation of new technologies, processes and procedures; by automation and robotization.
We are moving towards a context in which the very concept of work is in question. It is no longer a question of whether or not there will be employment, but rather of how we will organize companies and other social agents and the entire environment we have developed since humanity made the leap from an agricultural economy to an industrial society.
We are faced with the challenge of redesigning our model of societyWe have to adapt to a reality in which technology frees us from work and we have to modify our habits and behaviors, the way we learn and what we learn, where we move to on a daily basis and for what purpose.
The foundations of the future
Joaquin Nieto is considered one of the most authoritative voices in the world of work and on the elements to be considered in drafting the social contract for a new reality, in which the digital, energy and demographic transitions converge. TELOS 121 makes available to its readers a complete interview in which it is possible to know his vision about the future of work and where the foundations must be laid to live an adequate transition.
“Another great revolution we are living has to do with the rights of women, who have burst in saying “enough”. Enough inequality, enough discrimination. Equality aspirations that are here to stay.”
As stated by Joaquín Nieto in his interview for TELOS, the future can be hopeful, just take a look at history “in each technological revolution, not only have jobs not disappeared, but they have increased. Today, 3 billion people work in the world, more than ever in history, and I am sure that in ten or twenty years there will be many more”. The reality is that we are witnessing an explosion in the number of jobs. radical transformation in the world of work due to the irruption of the technological revolution digital revolution, the energy and ecological transition, and the gender equality. “The world of work is being transformed. The ways of producing and, therefore, the ways of working and consuming are changing. And that has direct repercussions on the organization of work” confirms Joaquín Nieto himself in the full interview in the latest issue of TELOS.
Does the future of work lie in teleworking?
Telecommuting has been at the center of the debate for some time. With confinement, it has shown that it is not only possible, but that it brings advantages to both companies and workers, improves productivity, reduces commuting, and has a clear impact on the sustainability of the planet. TELOS presents in its central notebook guest authors who focus on the future of work and new trends. One of them is Anabel Suso Araicowho reflects on teleworking and public policies to harmonize the new forms of organization. One of the hot topics and that everything indicates that it will have a great influence on the work of the future.
The central notebook also has five more articles where different authors analyze key issues of how they see the work of tomorrow. Concha Arruga discusses digitization and labor relations, Xavier Marcet writes about the transformation and empowerment of people, Elsa Arnaiz addresses the future of meaningful work, Raul Sanchez addresses the issue of inclusive and affordable drivers of growth and. Ricardo Rodriguez On what it takes to govern the digital transition.
TELOS, digital era without exclusions
TELOS was born in 1985, as a platform for research and reflection in the field of social communication. Its editorial activity is based on the principles of dissemination, participation and analytical rigor. It is the magazine to understand the future and prepare us for the digital society in which we already live and is part of the activities of the Knowledge and Culture Area of the Telefónica Foundation, responsible for the creation, debate and dissemination of knowledge.
The objective of TELOS is to achieve the incorporation of our society, without exclusions, to the new digital reality.
With that purpose, it analyzes technological and scientific advances and their impact on all areas of our lives: from the individual, intimate and personal space to the public environment of governance, relationship or work.