RSA Reinventing Work Network: Evolving Our Definition of Work - RSA

RSA Reinventing Work Network: Evolving Our Definition of Work

Fellowship events


Dr Cross Room, Rawthmells, RSA House

  • Fellowship
  • Fellowship in Action

In this rapidly changing world, how valid is our current understanding and definition of work in everyday life?

Factors such as stay-at-home parents/carers, extended work-life due to higher retirement age or economic need, work defined beyond economic value to include social/cultural value and more, the impact of technology and many other factors require a much broader and inclusive discussion about the definition, value and social meaning of work within our society. 

The RSA has a lead role in defining and shaping good work and the world of work.  In this session we will be joined by Rich Mason from the RSA Future Work Centre team to share its work and perspective. We will explore and discuss current thinking drawn from a range of sources, and capitalise on the wisdom in the room. 

To reinvent work we need to be clear what we are reinventing and why. This session will offer space and opportunity to develop our network’s thinking on these important issues. The discussions will shape our future programme which aims to help bring about positive change in the world of work. 

The session will include a Q&A as well as small group discussions about how the network can take forward its ideas. 


18.00 – 18.30: Sign in and networking – submit any asks & offers

18.30 – 18.40: Welcome & introductions from Network Steering Group

18.40 – 19.15: Rich Mason from the RSA Action Research Centre on the Future Work Centre and Q&A

19.15 – 20.00: Scoping network view of ‘Future Work’, discussion of opportunities and how the network might turn ideas into action

20.00 – 20.30: Matching asks & offers; general networking

20.30: Event ends


Location: Dr Cross Room, RSA House, 8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ

If you have any access requirements or require any reasonable adjustments, please let the team know: [email protected]. Please also let us know if you have any dietary requirements or severe allergies.

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