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Lords Committee to explore the impact of digitalisation on work/life balance and job satisfaction

26 Janauary 2021

On Thursday 28 January, the House of Lords COVID-19 Committee will hear from a panel of witnesses giving evidence on how the increasing use of digital technology might impact work/life balance and job satisfaction; and what Government and others need to do in response.

The session will take place virtually at 10am and will be available to watch live or on demand at Parliament TV.

Giving evidence will be:


  • Professor Abigail Marks, Principle Investigator, Working@home project;
  • Louise Marston, Director of Ventures, Resolution Foundation;
  • James Taylor, Executive Director of Strategy, Impact and Social Change, Scope; and
  • Anna Thomas, Director, Institute for the Future of Work.

Themes for discussion during the session are;

  • As automation, AI and other digital technologies change the nature and types of jobs available, how might that affect employment quality and working conditions?
  • How might the increasing digitalisation of workplaces, and increased remote working, affect our work-life balance?
  • Are certain groups of people more likely to benefit, or be disadvantaged, by these trends?
  • Are there other ways that digital technology could be used to improve people’s experience of work?

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