Managing Change Towards the Future of Work - Clustering Key Perspectives
Paper i proceeding, 2023

Manufacturing companies face rapid changes impacting the way their em-ployees work and the way work is organized. Future of Work serves as a collective term to describe future working environments that today are characterized by in-creasing digitalization, requirements on sustainability, and resilience. This literature review synthesises nine topics for organizations to address regarding Future of Work. The contribution is a state-of-the-art analysis of the research area Future of Work in the manufacturing industry, clustering the nine identified topics into the established organizational framework Technology, Organization, People. These nine topics are: (1) Knowledge, Skills, and Competence Development; (2) Leader-ship; (3) Collaboration and Communication; (4) Corporate Culture; (5) Work Forms; (6) Workplace and Work Environment; (7) Technology Infrastructure and Strategy; (8) Occupational Health and Wellbeing; and (9) Digital Organisation and Network. This study gives theoretical implications about the research topic Future of Work, broadly used but yet under development, by synthesizing relevant work about the Future of Work in the manufacturing industry and providing a framework where the identified topics are clustered. From a managerial perspective, this study supports companies in understanding the topics to address and start change processes. The identified topics can be used by managers to organize their efforts towards the Future of Work to prepare their employees and their organization.

Organizational Change


Future of Work

New Work



Katrin Singer-Coudoux

Fraunhofer IPK

Greta Braun

Chalmers, Industri- och materialvetenskap, Produktionssystem

Johan Stahre

Chalmers, Industri- och materialvetenskap, Produktionssystem

IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology

1868-4238 (ISSN) 1868-422X (eISSN)

Vol. 689 AICT 513-527

IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2023
Trondheim, Norway,


Produktionsteknik, arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi






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