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Part consultancy, part thinktank, part social enterprise, Halcyon helps you prepare for and respond to personal, organisational and societal change.

Halcyon's forthcoming 52:52:52 campaign on Twitter will help you address 52 issues with 52 responses over 52 weeks.

To be a catalyst is the ambition most appropriate for those who see the world as being in constant change, and who, without thinking that they control it, wish to influence its direction - Theodore Zeldin


What's Changing? - Work

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Please see below selected recent work-related change. 


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July 2018

  • In a new report, the OECD said that positive employment trends are at risk of being overshadowed by “unprecedented” wage stagnation. While labour participation continues to rise and unemployment has reached record lows in some OECD countries, wage growth has been significantly more sluggish than before the global financial crisis. As at the end of 2017, wages growth in the OECD area was only half of what it was 10 years earlier.  Wage stagnation is also hitting low-paid earners particularly hard.

What's Changing? - Automation

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Please see below selected recent automation-related change,


See also: On Automation


July 2018

On Automation

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In the distant future, no one needs to work. Energy is available wherever people can set up a solar panel, windmill, or hydro-turbine. Artificial Intelligence (AI) units, distant descendants of today’s 3D printers, are capable of producing anything a person can program into them. Just by asking, anyone can have anything they want. People trade energy credits or donate energy to projects that interest them.

See for example HBR on "Computers Create Jobs and Inequality at the Same Time".

This is the post-labour economy imagined by today’s sci-fi writers. Indeed, science fiction has been speculating on what post-labour economies might look like for more than 100 years, In a post-labour economy, people don’t need to work in order to live or access goods. In fact, work has nothing to do with wealth or value.