May 19, 2021 • 43M

Policy People Podcast: The Remote Work Revolution with Denis Pennel

How do we define work now? Does remote work conceal exploitation? How do we reskill? What is digitized collective action? Which policy counters ageism? Is UBI viable? All these and more.

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Denis Pennel

Welcome to the Policy People Podcast. In this conversation, I explore the remote work revolution with Denis Pennel. We discuss the pandemic and the acceleration toward remote work, the three sources of meaning individuals derive from work, new metrics for measuring output, the breakdown and rebirth of collective action, the risks of exploitation and dystopian micro-management tools, reskilling and lifelong learning, ageism in the workplace, think tanks and labor policymaking, universal basic income and many more topics.


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Denis Pennel is a work futurist, author, keynote speaker and labor policy influencer. He currently serves as the Managing Director of the World Employment Confederation, representing the employment industry vis-à-vis international institutions, such as the EU, the World Bank and the OECD. He is the author of several books, including the “The Ego Revolution At Work”. Denis is also an active member of several thinks tanks including Generation Libre, European Policy Center and Center of European Political Studies and regularly publishes articles on the work revolution. You can connect with Denis on LinkedIn or follow him on Twitter @PennelDenis.