What will the future of work look like, in relationship with ourselves, nature and machines? Once a month our senior advisors from all around the world come together to explore trending topics and enrich current conversations from diverse backgrounds like Psychotherapy, Daoism, Holism, Buddhism, Modern Science and Business. This time we talk about the future of work.
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Here are some of our key inputs and findings.
1. The age of awareness: We are (are we?)moving from the industrial and information age to the awareness age. Business that are based on deeper awareness or further the development of consciousness and awareness of people are going to emerge more and more.
2. AI, Cyborgs and work: The question of the impact of AI was deeply discussed and at the moment leaves us with more questions and answers: what will be the implication of singularity? Do machines who can programme themselves develop a form of consciousness? Will AI try to get rid of humans based on their desctructive energy?
3. The future of money and value of work: money is the ultimate abstraction and it has its own nature: money wants to grow and the basis of its growth is the exploitation of natural and human resources. But work should not be measured based on the money it makes, but based on its impact on community, nature and society overall.
4. People don’t need work, they need access. Access to food, shelter, transportation, community, health services. All of them would be sufficiently available without the dominant use of money with its need to grow and its tendency to agglomerate rather than distribute.
5. Humans are designed to thrive in networks not in hierarchies. Hierarchies produce redundance and inefficiencies – the more natural and omnipresent for of nature organizing itsself are networked eco-system based structures.
6. Regenerative and sustainable thinking: is it a result of a deeper awareness or a necessity to survive? While some of us feel that the development of deeper awareness will lead to a regenerative thinking, there is also the idea, that the mere necessity to survive will bring along shift.
7. Wealth is not a question of more but of enough. Is the human need to grow connected with material accumulation of goods or money?
8. “Are we adding to the whole or extracting from the whole”? This simple questions could be one way to discern the value of work: not based on the output it produces but the impact it has on the eco-system.
9. All stakeholders should be equally important: The needs of workers, employees, clients, society, nature should be as important as the needs of the shareholders – that are now oftentimes the main interests taken into account.
10. If we cultivate the relationship to ourselves we will automatically create positive impact on nature and the world around us. Creating a sensitivity and connection with ourselves is the first step towards becoming more attentive and aware to the needs of nature and others.
11. Trust, love and relationship over transactionship are key qualities of the future of work. Trust is the ultimate basis of exchange (crypto currencies and blockchain point towards this direction) and love enriches work with purpose and positive impact.