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Breakfast Briefing: The Future of Work 4.0: Disruptive technologies, opportunity or threat?

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The Open University Business Network and Business Perspectives Programme are here to help you. We want to share our insights into leadership and management to help your business flourish.

This Breakfast Briefing will be led by Dr Peter Bloom, Senior Lecturer in Organisational Studies and Head of the Department for People and Organisations, The Open University Business School. The event will be held at The Open University’s campus in Milton Keynes with breakfast served at 08:00. Presentations will start at 08:30 – 09:30 with an opportunity for networking at the end.

Places are limited so please book early.

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Are we in the dawn of a new era? 

Technology is rapidly changing both our work and lives. Many experts are predicting that we are rapidly headed toward a 'fourth industrial revolution'. 

In this seminar, Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of People and Organisations at The Open University, Dr Peter Bloom will share insights into the new innovative Research into Employment, Empowerment and Futures group (REEF) - the first of its kind in the world to focus on the future of empowerment in the age of robotics.

Peter will ask how can the rapid technological advances in computing, robotics and communications that are revolutionising work and life, be empowering, rather than dis-empowering, for people and organisations? He will explore what are the ways in which practitioners can use technology for social empowerment and how we can create a smarter work force.

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Dr Peter Bloom

Senior Lecturer in Organisational Studies and Head of the Department for People and Organisations, The Open University Business School. His primary research interests include ideology, subjectivity and power, specifically as they relate to broader discourses and everyday practices of capitalism and democracy.

The Breakfast Briefings are a series of face-to-face events, as part of The Open University Business Network. These events aim to foster collaboration and create an opportunity to explore together the latest and best of business thinking. We understand business and want to help your business flourish by sharing our insights into leadership and management at this series of collaborative events. In between briefings, why not join in on LinkedIn.

Dates
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 08:00 to 10:00
Location
The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA
Contact
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