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Even organizations, who are the clients of such workers, are changing, irrespective of their mission, as a result of the possibilities afforded by digitalization.

Adobe hosted a colloquium on the future of work in early 2018 that is available on the Internet, in which a range of views exploring possible futures can be heard.

A recently released movie, Darkest Hour, directed by Joe Wright (2017), captures some of the most famous framing in British history. The occasion was 4 June 1940, with the evacuation of British and allied French troops from Dunkirk in full swing in the face of an overwhelming advance by German troops. The scene was set in the House of Commons when the prime minister, Winston Churchill, rose to make a statement.

Organizations are full of plausible stories – rumour, gossip, official statements, business plans and websites – each making sense in its own way but none necessarily coherent with the others. The gossip surrounding the 45th incumbent of the most important organizational role in the world, President of the United States, is a case in point.

The ways in which companies engage with activists will also be influenced by the corporate culture of the company. Is it a company that engages with political issues? A company that prides itself on its attitude to sustainability?

What is the difference between digitization, digitalization and digital transformation? 

This November 2017 report from the Brookings Institute takes a macro view of the implications of digitalization for the US workforce.

Some think that the era of the Trump ‘trade wars’ and the decision of the UK to adopt Brexit signal the end of the era of globalization. Thomas Sigler, in The Conversation, provides sober reasons for thinking otherwise.