MIT Sloan Professor Thomas Kochan
“Will artificial intelligence help job creation or put people in the unemployment line?”
“Who should pay for retraining so employees can adapt to the technological age?”
“What role does government play in the future of work?”
These were just some of the questions asked and answered last week during the #MITSloanExperts “Shaping the Future of Work” Twitter chat, featuring MIT Sloan’s Thomas Kochan and hosted by former New York Times reporter Steven Greenhouse.
Over the course of an hour, Kochan answered a host of questions pertaining to the future of work and the issues we face as a society as technology advances. More than 100 users chimed in with questions and comments on topics from how the divisive 2016 election is impacting how we work, to generational differences in how work is approached and viewed.
If you missed it, don’t worry – this Storify summarizes everything that was discussed. Stay tuned to the #MITSloanExperts hashtags for future Twitter chats with our roster of experts and guest hosts.
Shaping the Future of Work, by Thomas Kochan
Professor Thomas Kochan, author of Shaping the Future of Work: A Handbook for Action and a New Social Contract, will discuss his new book that provides strategies for a new social contract to promote fair financial returns and good jobs for all, during a #MITSloanExperts Twitter chat on September 20th at 1 p.m. EDT.
Kochan, a longtime professor at MIT Sloan, will discuss his research and that of his co-author, Lee Dyer, Emeritus Professor of Human Resources at Cornell University’s ILR School, about the ways in which business, labor, education and government can create a viable social contract.
The host of the chat will be Steven Greenhouse, former labor reporter for the New York Times and author of The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker.
Thomas Kochan is the George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management, a Professor of Work and Employment Research, and the Co-Director of the MIT Sloan Institute for Work and Employment Research at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He holds a BBA in personnel management as well as an MS and a Ph.D. in industrial relations from the University of Wisconsin.
Join us on Twitter on September 20 at 1 p.m. EDT and follow along using #MITSloanExperts, and potentially win a free copy of Kochan’s book.