The economics and ecology of work, in a time of accelerating uncertainty in our lives, society, and business.

Who Is Work Futures For?

Work Futures readers are researchers, practitioners, and activists in business, academia, and media whose roles focus on the future of work. They are curious, driven, and hyper-engaged with the myriad themes and threads in the field. They are looking for new insights into both well-documented and newly-emerging issues in the space. Many have roles within organizations charged with setting directions for new ways of work, as practitioners and change agents, in people operations and transformation initiatives.

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Work Futures explores critical themes underlying our understanding of work, ranging across the deep tectonic changes going on in our rapidly changing economy and society.

Who Is Behind Work Futures?

I’m Stowe Boyd, the chief scientist of Work Futures, a work ecologist, researcher, and analyst. Perhaps you’ve read my writing in Wired, Fast Company, or Medium. Perhaps you heard me speak at a conference or interviewed on a podcast. Maybe you saw me quoted in a Pew Research Center report, or in someone’s book on the future of work, in an article on the economics of remote work. Or you encountered me tweeting at @stoweboyd.

Stowe Boyd

Unlike a lot of other writing about work, my approach is not rah-rah aspirational mumbo-jumbo intended to motivate would-be business leaders, a recapitulation of the sayings of famous entrepreneurs, or the tired repetition of conventional, bronze age wisdom. As my decades of writing show, I'm interested in digging into the economics, sociology, politics, history, technologies, and future of work, from the viewpoint of the individual, the workforce, and the business, and I have little tolerance for unsupported biases masquerading as universal truth. 

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The ecology of work and the anthropology of the future.