What we do

Changing work

Technology offers huge potential to create new good jobs and improve both the nature and distribution of good quality work. But risks and rewards are unevenly spread, which can open and exacerbate inequalities between people and places. We are exploring the nature and trajectories of labour market transitions to inform bolder policy intervention and address structural inequalities.


Shaping labour market transitions

We are interrogating labour market transitions and the different impacts that these have on individuals and groups, communities and regions.

Good work for wellbeing

We are exploring the links between work and wellbeing, and the role good work can play in boosting wellbeing and building resilience through transition.

A better future for work: the world after COVID-19

We are at a critical juncture. Time and again in history, sudden short-term jolts have changed our collective response to slower transformations, shaping their effects on our future.
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The Good Work Charter

The Good Work Charter is an organising framework for policy-orientation and practice designed to encourage commitment and fresh-thinking from government and business about the fundamental components of good work.
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Good Work Monitor

Our Good Work Monitor maps the relationships between conditions for good work and health at a local level to guide the development of public health and industrial strategies.
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APPG on the Future of Work

IFOW are the Strategic Research Partner for the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Future of Work, chaired by David Davis MP & Lord Jim Knight.
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The Future of Work and Wellbeing: The Pissarides Review

Researching the impacts of automation on work and wellbeing, and analysing how these are differently distributed between socio-demographic groups and geographical communities in the UK.
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Knowledge Hub Good Work Shelf

This shelf explores why and how Good Work is central to the wellbeing and flourishing of individuals and communities across the country.
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Best-practice guidance for businesses introducing new technologies

A project in partnership with the Carnegie Trust and the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) to develop best-practice guidance for businesses as they introduce technology to advance good work.
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