Shortly before Christmas, the Labour Market Information Council released issue 22 of their newsletter called Understanding the Interconnectedness of the Future of Work: A Case Study in What's Wrong with Current Discussions, and I've finally had a chance to give it a good read. The paper suggests that what is being projected about the future of work may be based on "false or misinformed conclusions." Instead, we should be looking at the relationships between mega-trends. As an example, the writers look at the evolution of technology and demography, and posit that understanding the gaps from this perspective will provide policymakers with a better understanding of the future of work.
At ASPECT, we follow policy work being undertaken throughout Canada and the world to inform its development with feedback from our members. What we receive from our members and share with others provides government with valuable practical knowledge of the employment programs, linking policy to practice. To this end, ASPECT is holding virtual regional meetings during January to check in with our members and to help build (or re-build) networks within the province. RSVP now at www.aspect.bc.ca/Regional-Meetings and join by video or telephone.