What does work mean to you?

‘Work means getting the job done in a fun way.’ ‘It defines who I am.’ ‘It’s a way of making money but it’s also a passion.’

These are some of the answers we got when we took to the street to ask people two questions: what does work means to you, and why is it important?

The resulting vox pops show how varied people’s attitudes are to what they do for a living. For some, work is just a means to an end. But for others, it’s a passion they feel lucky to get paid for.

At the Future Work Centre, our mission is to make it mean something good for everyone.

We do this by carrying out research and sharing the results openly and for free, together with the tools you’ll need to take action. But when “work” is such a huge and complex topic, how do we know where to start?

We’ve developed a simple model to help us. It describes, in four parts, the things that make up the world of work. And it’s at the heart of everything we do. To read more about it – as well as watch the vox pops – click on World of Work at the top of this page.

What does work mean to you? Tell us in the comments!

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