Discussion March: Roundtables and Research

by Francesca Fitzgerald _______4th April 2019

Dear All,

What role can business play in making sure education is fit for the future? Is it the responsibility of education to make us ready for the workplace? These are some of the questions we posed in our recent roundtable into the Future of Education, and at a workshop we ran at the University of Bristol, with students studying Liberal Arts. This month also sees the launch of our work on Mental Health in the workplace – working with a group of large corporates, innovators and charities to unlock research and innovation in this area.  And, to round March off, we have also responded to the FRC Stewardship Consultation, drawing on the findings of our 2018 roundtables and our report, Better Stewardship. You can read our submission here.

As always, thank you for your support; do get in touch to discuss any of our work.

With best wishes,

the tomorrow’s company team

Mental Health Launch

In March, we kicked off our work on mental health. Of the 32 million people in work in the UK today, approaching 20 million have experienced mental health issues of one sort or another becuase of work. We aim to contribute to understanding of mental health in terms of establishing what works in supporting employee wellbeing and preventing mental health issues being exacerbated or caused by the workplace and to connect conversations around mental health with wider business strategy and productivity.

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All Our Futures

On the 12th, we ran our first roundtable on the future of education,bringing together businesses, futurists and educators.The discussion had was really thought provoking, ranging from the impact of the 4IR and school systems to later life education and the 70 year career.


In-work Poverty

Last month, we kicked off our work on in-work poverty. Despite advances, including the recent rise in the minimum wage for over 25s, around 2.8 million people in the UK are still living in in-work poverty. Work is not the cure-all for poverty, but employers can play a key role in preventing it.

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Liberal Arts Conference

Is Liberal Arts the future of education? We asked students at the University of Bristol if the self-directed, inter-disiciplinary degree sets them up better for the workplace and the world than their ‘mono-discipline’ peers. Or does it make a jack of all trades, master of none?

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If anything here sparks your interest, please do go in touch via hello@tomorrowscompany.com or our twitter page.