We are witnesses to the fourth industrial revolution. The prior ones were driven by steam, electricity and computerization. Today, digitization has become the motor of change. Time is running out, but if we prepare, digitization can become a huge chance for the Polish economy to catch up to the rich countries of Western Europe.
The most important feature distinguishing this “industrial revolution” based on digitization from the others is the unprecedented pace of changes we’re experiencing. These directly influence every aspect of human life associated with working conditions: socio-economic development and the level of social inequality, the forms and essence of employment, the function of work, companies’ business models, the role of the institutions of the state, local government, unions, and organizations and NGOs. All of them - in regard to their relationship with the job market and models of management - are subject to redefinition.
The IICS Analysis Center and National Chamber of Digital Commerce want to initiate an important discussion on the issue of how to modify a job market that is under the influence of forthcoming changes. The first stage of this discussion was an invitation to an initiative of experts, together with whom a publication entitled “WORK IN THE AGE OF THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION – Opportunities and Threats. A Political, Social and Economic Perspective” was prepared. The next step will consist of media comments and then the organization of expert debates.
More on the project is located on the webpage of the IICS Analysis Center.