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Projects | August 3, 2020

Regions and Industries

Suzanne Berger Raphael Dorman-Helen Starbuck Professor of Political Science
Elisabeth Reynolds Executive Director, MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future; Executive Director, MIT Industrial Performance Center; Principal Research Scientist; Lecturer, Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Frank Levy Rose Professor Emeritus, MIT
Susan Helper Professor, Case Western Reserve University
Daniel Traficonte PhD Candidate, Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Anna Waldman-Brown Research Associate and PhD Student

MIT WotF task force researches trends in several industries in terms of technology adoption, changing skills requirements and overall changes to work and jobs.

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Projects | August 3, 2020

Mobility and the Workforce

Jason Jackson Assistant Professor of Political Economy and Urban Planning
John Leonard Samuel C. Collins Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering
David Mindell Co-Chair, MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future; Dibner Professor of the History of Engineering and Manufacturing; Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Founder and CEO, Humatics Corporation

The MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future uses Detroit MSA to examine the relationships between technology, work, and society through the lens of mobility.

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Projects | August 3, 2020

Learning, Education, Training, and Skills

Paul Osterman Nanyang Technological University Professor of Human Resources and Management; Co-director, MIT Sloan Institute for Work and Employment Research
Sanjay Sarma Fred Fort Flowers (1941) and Daniel Fort Flowers (1941) Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Vice President for Open Learning
Thomas Kochan George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management Professor, Work and Organization Studies; Co-Director, Sloan Institute for Work and Employment Research
Suzanne Berger Raphael Dorman-Helen Starbuck Professor of Political Science
Kathleen Thelen Ford Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science
Tavneet Suri Associate Professor of Applied Economics, Sloan School of Management
Inez von Weitershausen Research Associate, Good Companies, Good Jobs

The focus of this sub-group is to explore new pathways and institutional arrangements for delivering skills, training, and education based on new technologies.

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Projects | August 3, 2020

Advanced Manufacturing

John Hart Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering; Director, Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity (LMP); MechE Maker Czar
Julie Shah Associate Professor, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics

MIT Work of the Future approaches manufacturing to understand how new technology is designed and developed, and how it changes the nature of the work & skills required to succeed.

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Projects | July 28, 2020

Relationship Between Technology Adoption and Work in Brazil

Timothy Sturgeon Senior Researcher, MIT Industrial Performance Center
Alejandro Frank

The characteristics of work and workforces help shape technology and how it is adopted, and conversely, the adoption of new technology is changing work in Brazil.

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