MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future announces advisory and research boards
Leaders from industry, academia, labor, government, foundations, andother organizations, as well as leading scholars in related fields, will provide guidance.
“Our advisory and research boards are invaluable resources for us, helping to ensure that our work is relevant, effective, and is informed by what is happening in the world today — in firms, in schools, in cities. The perspectives and collaboration of our board members are critical to the success of the task force and this initiative as a whole."
— Elisabeth Reynolds, executive director of the MIT Industrial Performance Center and lecturer in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Launched earlier this year, the MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future brings together a diverse team of MIT faculty and researchers from throughout the Institute, all seeking to understand the relationship between technology and work and how to best prepare workers for the future. To support its efforts, the task force has assembled two boards of experts (listed below). The advisory board includes leaders from industry, academia, labor, government, foundations, and other organizations, who will provide feedback and guidance to the task force. In addition, a research board of leading scholars in related fields will help to refine research-related questions and directions.
Leadership of the task force includes Elisabeth Reynolds, executive director of the MIT Industrial Performance Center (IPC) and lecturer in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning; David Autor, the Ford Professor of Economics and associate head of the MIT Department of Economics; and David Mindell, the Frances and David Dibner Professor of the History of Engineering and Manufacturing, and a professor of aeronautics and astronautics.