It is often assumed that changes in the future of work are determined by the inexorable process of technological progress.
In this report, originally published by the Public Policy Forum, our Director Jim Stanford challenges that assumption. Technology is not neutral or exogenous: the direction of innovation reflects the interests of those funding it. And how technology is implemented in workplaces has many important implications for the quality, stability, and compensation of work.
In short, important choices can be made at each step of the process of technological change, that will reflect the relative emphasis that society places on valuing work and workers.
Please read the full report, Thinking Twice About Technology and the Future of Work.