Harnessing automation for a future that works

– Automation is happening, and it will bring substantial benefits to businesses and economies worldwide, but it won’t arrive overnight. A new McKinsey Global Institute report finds realizing automation’s full potential requires people and technology to work hand in hand.

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Do American workers feel they can ‘make it’?

– Whether people in the United States believe they can thrive economically in a digitally disrupted world depends strongly on the... amount of education they’ve attained, according to a new survey.

The digital future of work: Is the 9-to-5 job going the way of the dinosaur?

– Independent work is on the rise, thanks in part to new digital platforms that allow people to find work and offer their skills.... What will this do to traditional work routines?

The digital future of work: Policy implications of automation

– The adoption of new technology and new work practices poses particular challenges to both business and policy makers. What are... the key priorities they should look to address?

The digital future of work: What skills will be needed?

– Robots have long carried out routine physical activities, but increasingly machines can also take on more sophisticated tasks.... Experts provide advice on the skills people will need going forward.

The digital future of work: What will automation change?

– Rapid advances in robotics and artificial intelligence are making inroads in the workplace, with machines carrying out physical... and cognitive activities. What will this mean for employment?

The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in Canada

– Canada, a global leader on gender equality, has seen progress stall over the past 20 years. Further tapping into women’s... potential could reenergize Canada’s economy and its businesses.

Technology, jobs, and the future of work

– Automation, digital platforms, and other innovations are changing the fundamental nature of work. Understanding these shifts can... help policy makers, business leaders, and workers move forward.

How work will change in the next economy

– Tim O’Reilly talks to McKinsey’s James Manyika about the interplay between technology, the economy, and the future of work.

The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in the United Kingdom

– Bridging the gender gap in the United Kingdom could increase GDP by billions of pounds over the next decade and add 840,000 female... employees to the workforce.

Income inequality: Why so many households are not advancing

– Incomes from wages and capital were flat or fell for two-thirds of households in 25 advanced economies between 2005 and 2014—an... explosive increase from less than 2 percent in the previous decade.

Realizing gender equality’s $12 trillion economic opportunity

– Investing in access to essential services and reducing the gap in labor-force participation rates could significantly expand the... global economy by 2025.