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Future of Work

Dec, 2019

74 per cent of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope, but what strategies are being implemented to tackle the root causes of workplace stress and burnout? Our Future of Work special report, published in The Times, explores why work needs to be worthwhile looking beyond profits to set companies apart and what lessons a Mali mine can teach businesses about work in an automated age. It examines why traditional attitudes towards unemployment mean Japan might not be suited to the worldwide four-day work week trend. Also featured is an infographic on the dramatic differences in statutory parental leave worldwide.


There are some dramatic differences in statutory paternity leave and pay worldwide, depending on the country and whether you are a mother or a father. Across the OECD, Japan appears to have the most balanced rules for both parents, while there is a stark contrast in Estonia. The United States, meanwhile is the only industrialised nation not to offer paid parental leave