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How will the current crisis shape the social contract and business landscape?

23 July 2020

“We’re facing the twin-track challenges of creating a society with better 'good work' yet also facing the headwinds of an economic crisis. Few want to return to the world exactly as it used to be. In the world of work, we have a unique opportunity but also a unique once in a generation challenge, for both employers and the government, in re-thinking the who, how, what, and where of work.” James Davies, Partner, Lewis Silkin LLP

Last week Lewis Silkin’s Future of Work Hub, in collaboration with the RSA held a panel discussion How will the current crisis shape the social contract and business landscape in the wake of Covid-19?  We were delighted to be joined by James Davies, Partner, Lewis Silkin; Matthew Taylor CBE, Chief Executive, RSA; Amanda Mackenzie OBE, Chief Executive, Business in the Community.

The aim of this series is to bring people together to discuss the implications of Covid-19 on the future of work. In our final virtual discussion of the series, we looked at emerging drivers of change in the world of work and their impact on the evolving social contract. We also considered organisational challenges to changeand the importance of responsible business in the current climate, and how that will impact the future business landscape.

Below we have drawn together some of the key trends and perspectives shared in the discussion. 

Click on the image below to view the infographic.

Recognising the impact of the changing world of work on businesses, HR and employment regulation, Lewis Silkin LLP launched the Future of Work Hub initiative to inform and connect people engaged in forward thinking about the future of work. To find out more about the Future of Work Hub Economies of Trust Business transformation in the post-pandemic world - online discussion series take a look at our community blog and resource website or at the RSA website.

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