Shaping the Future of Work

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The goal of this course is to explore and develop plans of action for improving the job and career opportunities for today and tomorrow’s workforce. At this time, there aren’t enough good jobs or educational opportunities in the U.S. or globally to meet the aspirations and needs of all who want and need to work or to deliver on the expectation that every generation should achieve a higher standard of living for themselves and their families than their parent’s generation. This is a fundamental ideal that drives people all over the world. In the U.S., we call it the American Dream.

If we take the right actions, we can shape the future of work in ways that meet the needs of workers, families, and their economies and societies. To do so, we first have to understand how the world of work is changing, how firms can compete and prosper and support good jobs and careers, and how to update the policies and practices governing the world of...

The goal of this course is to explore and develop plans of action for improving the job and career opportunities for today and tomorrow’s workforce. At this time, there aren’t enough good jobs or educational opportunities in the U.S. or globally to meet the aspirations and needs of all who want and need to work or to deliver on the expectation that every generation should achieve a higher standard of living for themselves and their families than their parent’s generation. This is a fundamental ideal that drives people all over the world. In the U.S., we call it the American Dream.

If we take the right actions, we can shape the future of work in ways that meet the needs of workers, families, and their economies and societies. To do so, we first have to understand how the world of work is changing, how firms can compete and prosper and support good jobs and careers, and how to update the policies and practices governing the world of work.

We also have to understand and better address the deep divisions and inequalities in societies that threaten the future of our economies and democracies. We will address these by using the materials from the course to build a new social contract across business, labor, government, and education.  You will shape the features of the new social contract as we go through the course and then vote on how well the overall social contract generated by the class meets your expectations for the future.

In this business and management course, we’ll start by tracing the history of work and employment that has made the economy work so well in the past. And we’ll uncover what’s gone wrong, in order to figure out new solutions that fit today’s workforce, economy, and society. We’ll also take you on a personal journey, where you will learn what employers expect in today’s world of work—the skills, flexibility, and knowledge that are crucial for success in the contemporary workplace. We’ll examine what has to happen in order for employers, workers, governments, and regulators to come together to forge new policies, rules, and understandings for governing the world of work in the 21st century. We’ll make this all come alive by highlighting the experiences, contributions, and aspirations of real people who are working right now to address these challenges.

So join us, and let’s get started on shaping the future of work.

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ramesh thaken

10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years ago
I think it will be a great course because topic is very relevant and best brains and common global citizens like me need to put in their mind in to it to find a sustainable and respectful engagements for specially all the youths despite of their country of origin.
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3 years, 1 month ago
I am enthusiastically waiting to start this valuable course. Thank to all of providers and their generous acting. Thank you
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Diego D.

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 7 months ago
This is an excellent course. The USA is facing a really particular social situation that have been reflected in other countries too. The global system is taking major changes, and this course helps you reflect about your future taking your context objectively to make accurate decisions.
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3 years, 8 months ago
Wow! Pure brilliance are the words that come to my mind when I think about this course. I think this course is absolutely fantastic and rewarding for students looking to delve into the origin(s) of American Dream and its place in the futuristic America. A big shout-out to everyone involved with this course, including MIT.
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3 years, 10 months ago
I audited the course. Downloaded all the videos and watched them at my own pace. I think the course topic is a very important one, not only for US, but also for any country. If you are living and working in the US, you should learn about the environment surrounding you. I enjoyed the course and learned a lot, although I am not living in the US. I think the course name is rather vague. It can be improved to represent the contents in a better way and attract more students.
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