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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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

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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

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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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Change management

Learn how to manage, enable and support change management initiatives effectively

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Organisation development

Explores what organisation development is and how it's carried out in today’s organisations

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Navigating change with speed and agility is key for the C-suite

Peter Cheese, the CIPD's chief executive, looks at the challenges and opportunities faced by today’s business leaders and the strategic priorities needed to drive future success

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Creating a neuroinclusive organisation for the future of work

The CIPD’s Dr Jill Miller and Uptimize’s Ed Thompson explain why workplace EDI must include neuroinclusion - and a dedication to equality of outcomes for all types of thinkers - if organisations are to fulfil their people commitments, attract and retain great talent, and unlock innovation through true diversity of thought

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How do people professionals support their own wellbeing?

Rebecca Peters offers advice on looking after your own physical and mental health which will help you support the workforce

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Building momentum for menstrual health support

In November, the CIPD published a new report and guide on women’s health at work. Authors Rachel Suff and Claire McCartney provide a summary of the key learning points