About the Future of Work

The nature of work is changing; innovation, digitalization, and globalisation impact people’s working lives. This societal challenge offers opportunities and poses risks to the organisation of work. Society as a whole may benefit from them, but at the same time we face the challenge of a looming divide (by gender, age, social class or ethnic background) in which some will benefit more than others in their work, job prospects and work-life balance.

Bringing science and society together

We aim to develop new theoretical and empirical insights into work related societal challenges from innovation and globalisation, and provide a platform where organisations and researchers can meet and collaborate. It provides a platform where industry leaders and policymakers can obtain as well as discuss these insights and voice their need for scientific knowledge.

The Future of Work Hub is a platform where scientists, organisations  and policy makers can collaborate on answering questions about the causes and consequences of ongoing innovation and globalisation for individuals’ working lives, organisations, markets and public institutions, with high visibility in societal and policy debates.

The hub is part of Institutions for Open Societies, one of the four areas of research expertise that mark Utrecht University.

Work with the Hub

As a Hub we strive for outcomes that help society as well as individual workers, families and organisations, both private and public, with the challenges presented by their future of work. We invite all parties interested in the Future of Work to reach out and join our collective.

If you are interested in joining our growing network of professionals, policy makers and scientists, feel free to contact us by sending Thomas Martens a message.