Automation, on-demand platforms, and task-routing practices are rapidly disrupting the workforce and transforming the landscape of labor economics. At times, these changes seem to be outpacing our ability to analyze impacts, design for positive outcomes, and set policies that could assure workable futures for everyone. The IFTF Workable Futures Initiative is a call-to-action for policymakers, platform developers, corporate strategists, and change advocates to blueprint positive platforms for people who work—and indeed to rethink the future of work itself.

As we grapple with the future of an on-demand global workforce, all of us—from platform designers to urban leaders, from policymakers to educators and corporations—need to engage in envisioning positive platforms that ensure a workable future for everyone.

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