Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Work, as we've known it, is adrift in a sea of uncertainty. Automation, AI, the gig economy, insecure work, climate change and COVID, all threaten to sink it. Work doesn't even guarantee material security anymore, as we can see from the rising levels of in-work poverty. But at the RSA, we believe that work can be steered on a new course, using five good work principles: security, well being, growth, freedom and affirming identity. These principles are like the North Star, helping us navigate to a future where work innovations are rooted and united by our common humanity. We've learned from experience that the only way to achieve real, sustained change is to engage everyone in the work ecosystem. From grassroots innovators and community activists, to entrepreneurs and businesses, to trade unions and governments. We've created a space where they can come together, share ideas and drive positive change. This is opening up the essential pathways between all these connected stakeholders that allow ideas to spark through the system, employ successful interventions. Existing good work innovations provide inspiration. For example, Laboratoria's tech boot camps that train young, low income Latin American women for careers in tech. NDWA's Alia Benefits, an online platform of portable benefits for domestic workers in the USA. And Organize, the online platform that helps workers to collectively organize and build their own campaigns and networks to improve their working conditions. As innovators from around the world turn our idea space into a firework display of creative thinking, we want more people to join in and light the fuse of future innovation. By coming together and engaging all stakeholders, we can turn thought into action. The future of work is still human. That's why we need diversity of thought and experience to find new pathways for change. Contact us if you want to help shape that future.