Category Archives: Workers

Workers insecurity drive a rise in poor mental health harming productivity: OECD Report

“Increasing job insecurity and pressure in today’s workplaces could drive a rise in mental health problems in the years ahead“. “The share of workers exposed to work-related stress, or job strain, has increased in the past decade all across the … Continue reading

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Race Against The Machine

In Race Against the Machine, drawing on research by their team at the Center for Digital Business, they show that there’s been no stagnation in technology — in fact, the digital revolution is accelerating. Recent advances are the stuff of … Continue reading

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How Did the Robot End Up With My Job?

Read Indeed, there is no “in” or “out” anymore. In the hyperconnected world, there is only “good” “better” and “best,” and managers and entrepreneurs everywhere now have greater access than ever to the better and best people, robots and software … Continue reading

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Popular representations of the Working Class – contested Identities and Social Change

Read This review critically explores media representations of working class people and working class lives. Drawing on various studies, as well as other examples from different forms of media, it argues firstly that there is prevalence of derogatory images which … Continue reading

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Learning to work in the Creative and Cultural Sector – new spaces, pedagogies and expertise

Read This paper questions the link that policymakers assume exists between qualifications and access to employment in the C&C sector. It first identifies how labour market conditions in the C&C sector do not reflect the prevailing conventional wisdom that qualifications … Continue reading

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Human-centric work

Human-centric work What is the purpose of an employer? Why do employees go to work? These basic questions have so far had very obvious answers. A corporation exists to make money and the employee goes to work for the employer … Continue reading

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Chasing Vygotsky’s Dogs – Retrieving Lev Vygotsky’s Philosophy for a Workers’ Paradise

In an article published in 1930, Lev Vygotsky refers explicitly to the seventeenth century Dutch philosopher Benedictus de Spinoza. From a close reading of Vygotsky’s remarkable piece, ‘The socialist transformation of man,’ the extraordinary parallels in the lives and philosophies … Continue reading

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