What we do
Working Futures™ (The Institute for Working Futures Pty. Ltd. acn 22 054466769), is a private company committed to investigating the future of work, learning and the capabilities required by organisations, regions and individuals to succeed. Since 1992 we have been developing technologies, models and tools that can enhance organisational agility, human capabilities, knowledge capital and the role of education systems in supporting individual, community and business success.
- Capability analysis, authoring or support tools
- Foresighting and futures planning
- Leadership frameworks and solutions
- Assessment and recognition platform advice and design services
- Advanced education business models and accreditation
- Insight through applied research and scientific discovery
We are committed to creating viable futures. This includes assisting our clients create a strategic vision and access the knowledge and tools required to be agile and build the workforce and leadership capabilities required to seize opportunities and be successful. While experienced practitioners, we balance breakthrough thinking with scientifically robust models and resources.
Our clients include individuals, teams, national and international organisations (of all types), academic institutions, professional associations and regional bodies. Our clients want to address the burning platforms, respond rather than defend, deal positively with disruptive technologies and seize opportunities. They seek to do this at speed and harness Working Futures’™ capability and insights to confidently establish their priorities, readiness and the pathway forward.
What is capability?
When considered strategically we can work to develop individual skills, knowledge and attributes in a manner that improves the future of a national, region and a business: the approach centres on capability development or the outcomes. This approach can help us predict jobs of the future and skill regional workforces with discrete skills that optimise their employability, career and personal futures.
How do we improve future learning and work?
Working Futures™ has been working for 25 years to improve our ability to accommodate more rapid changes to work with improved design of organisations, work and workplaces. It also includes the imperative to rethink our approach’s to assessment and recognition to better emphasise continuous, applied experience and to uncouple capability development for future work from traditional, rigid approaches to learning centred on how inflexible models that are tied to discipline based, bloated qualifications that conform government funding mechanisms.