Category Archives: Future Trends

2025 – Innovate or Die: A Futurist’s View on Industrial Relations

Originally written for UNISON. Republished with kind permission here. It’s impossible to explore the future of industrial relations without first looking at how the world of work is evolving. Traditional models of full-time employment are being eroded by the growth of self-employment. Included in this is the rise of freelancing. Of the 4.8m self-employed people in…
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The Future of (Employee) Engagement – Event write up

This article is republished from a write up of an event I participated in at Instinctif Partners on 1st November 2018 in London. The event brought together HR and Engagement professionals, all with a view to exploring where the future might lie. “Leadership will remain at the heart of engagement” was a prediction made at a…
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2025 – The Future of Housing and Lifestyle – Part 3: Lifestyle and Health

One of the macro-trends driving a dramatic shift in lifestyle towards 2025 is the growth of the 'Access Economy'. Goods and services are rented temporarily rather than being sold permanently. Younger generations especially recognise the merits of owning less, yet having access to more products and services than ever before. From the green-conscious user’s perspective,…
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2025 – The Future of Housing and Lifestyle – Part 2: Inside our homes

Since the late 1990s, the Internet Connected Fridge has symbolised the beginning of Smart Homes. While ridiculed for its impracticality and expense, it popularised the idea of connected devices within our homes. The current definition of a Smart home is 'a home equipped with lighting, heating, and electronic devices that can be controlled remotely by smartphone or computer.' You'll…
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