On November 20th, we had the pleasure to organise a presentation followed by a panel discussion with Laetitia Vitaud (laetitiavitaud.com/), renowned writer and speaker about the future of work.
More specifically, the event focused on the themes from Laetitia’s latest book, entitled “Du Labeur à L’ouvrage” (from Labour to Work), which deals with the rise of craftmanship or, more broadly, the shift away from fixed employment to a more flexible world of freelancing and crafts.
While on the one hand, this future is much more optimistic than the dystopian view that machines will automate away people’s livelihoods, it still poses urgent challenges in how we re-define business strategy, management, the work space and how we build new institutions that rebundle the social protection that is associated with traditional employment, in a way that’s empowering the autonomy and creativity of the new worker-artisans.
1. Presentation from Laetitia Vitaud
2. Panel discussion:
Ben Robinson (CEO of Aperture)
- Laetitia Vitaud
- Arthur Viaud (CEO and Co-founder of La Nebuleuse)
- Dave Brown (entrepreneur, investor, Innosuisse)
- Alexander Barclay (Advisor Digital Policy and Innovation at State of Geneva and Assistant Professor at SciencesPo)
3. Craft beers and snacks
The event was organized by Aperture.co – an artisanal strategy consulting company based in Geneva – and was sponsored by La Nebuleuse, the Swiss craft brewery based in Lausanne.