Learning from the Covid-19 crisis to create a productive workforce for the future

Earlier this year, we began a conversation about the future of work at our 2020 Robert Oakeshott Lecture, and the need for socially responsible automation so it works for us all.

Now, the world of work has changed, possibly forever, as the Covid-19 crisis has changed supply and demand in ways that were previously unimaginable.

Many have had to quickly embrace and adapt to new and smarter ways of working and consider how this will impact on future ways of working.

This is why we have invited Co-Founder and Director of the Institute for the Future of Work, Anna Thomas, to be part of this week’s webinar Creating the right environment: A productive workforce fit for the future.

Anna will reflect on the acceleration of technology in the workplace and how the COVID-19 crisis has super-charged this, providing new thinking about the art of the possible in terms operations, learning and culture.

Anna is joined by two senior leaders from EOA member, the John Lewis Partnership, who will review the decisions taken by the UK’s largest high street retailer in response to the crisis so far and consider what new working models, flexibility and partner engagement can be conducted through the power of technology.

Tracey Killen, Executive Director, People, John Lewis Partnership and Chris Earnshaw, President of The Partnership Council, John Lewis Partnership will reflect on how the Executive team and Partnership council have worked together and offer a forward look at the likely operational changes and future working at JLP as part of a culture-led change.

Join us at 2pm on Thursday 21 May.