Anticipating evolving trends, and recognising future challenges and opportunities is essential to success in today’s fast-moving business environments.

The CIPD, with supporting partner Indeed, invites experts from contrasting disciplines to share their insight on key trends influencing the future of work. Each article will explore a different topic in depth, challenge thinking and provide thought leadership on how these trends will shape the future of work and working lives. 

The first article in our series discusses the importance of futures and foresight in strategic thinking and how to successfully scenario plan for the future.

Our second article looks at sustainable buildings and how future-proofing your workspaces will not only make them climate resilient, but will also create healthier, more productive environments.

Our third article examines the business opportunities and challenges of artificial intelligence and how leaders can make AI work in their organisations.

Our fourth article uses an Asia-Pacific case study to discuss the opportunities for workforce diversity and how to remove barriers.

Our fifth article outlines potential drivers to shape how and why people work in the future, and what these would mean for work-life balance and employee empowerment.

Read the latest article in our series below.

Optimising your operating models for
the future

Natalie Sheils, Chief People Officer at Mosaic Group, explores ways to strengthen your operating models to thrive in a rapidly changing business landscape

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Thought leadership

The compensation revolution: Incentives to motivate and retain future talent

Matt Burney of Indeed outlines three potential drivers to shape how and why people work in future, and what these would mean for work-life balance and employee empowerment

Thought leadership

Population dynamics: Creating pathways for your future workforce

Discover the future opportunities for workforce diversity and how to remove barriers

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Shaping artificial intelligence for your future business needs

Hetan Shah of the British Academy discusses the opportunities and challenges that leaders should consider

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Sustainable buildings: rethinking workplaces for a healthier future

Toby Morgan of Climate Group explains how future-fitting your workspace benefits the climate, the workforce and the bottom line

Thought leadership

Horizon-scanning: How to plan for alternative business futures

Wilson Wong, Head of Insight and Futures at the CIPD, discusses how to use foresight research for long-term success

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Bitesize research
Perceptions of fairness: using AI in selection and recruitment

Exploring the use of algorithms in hiring procedures and what impact this has on candidates’ perceptions of fairness

For Members
Policy engagement
CIPD Manifesto for Good Work

We’re calling on the UK Government to create a long-term workforce strategy centred on skilled, healthy and fair work

Change management for people professionals

Practical guidance to help people professionals manage and embed change effectively in their organisations

More thought leadership

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Responsible business: Leading the way

A thought leadership and podcast series exploring how responsible business and leadership have changed since the pandemic

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Leadership, the pandemic and lessons in trust

What has leading through the pandemic taught us about trust? We discuss what it takes to create high-trust environments

Thought leadership
Generative AI and the mediocre worker

Jon Boys discusses the benefits of generative AI tools, and how organisations can utilise them

Thought leadership
What does it mean to be a responsible business in a post-pandemic world?

What has changed in the way we work and lead since COVID-19?