06 October, 2020

Work needed: human required

As we resume Ditchley’s Autumn programme then we have been reviewing what we learnt from the intensive series of discussions held during the Ditchley Summer Project. One standout lesson is the need to prepare for disruption and change ahead, especially in the field of work. The pandemic has massively accelerated pre-existing trends and we are likely to see some big years ahead of expectation. 

To continue this line of discussion and to help the Ditchley community think through the implications, we will be producing a series of pieces reflecting on the changing demand for education and its likely changing nature. The first of these looks at the concept of the work that only humans can do and how we need to prepare for it – as explored by Ditchley participant Jamie Merisotis, CEO of the Lumina Foundation, in his latest book,  Human Work.