Entreprises, travail

Cette page regroupe l'ensemble des publications de Futuribles sur cette thématique (Vigie, revue, bibliographie, études, etc.)

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Entreprises, travail - Recherche, sciences, techniques

Technologies clés 2010

Tous les cinq ans, le ministère de l'Industrie commandite une étude sur les « technologies clés » à l'horizon des cinq années suivantes. En 1995, il y eut donc Technologies clés 2000, et en 2000, Technologies clés 2005. L'analyse de ses précédents et un benchmark des projets équivalents à l'étranger ont permis au ministère d'évaluer ce qu'il fallait changer dans ce projet, et l'étude Technologies clés 2010 a été abordée sur un angle relativement différent ...

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Entreprises, travail - Recherche, sciences, techniques

Science, technologie et industrie. Perspectives de l’OCDE

La science, la technologie et l'innovation sont désormais au centre des efforts pour dynamiser la croissance économique et améliorer le bien-être social. Les pays de l'OCDE comme les économies non-membres engagent de vastes réformes pour accroître les investissements dans la science, la technologie et l'innovation, et renforcer la contribution que ceux-ci apportent aux économies nationales dans un contexte de mondialisation croissante. Quelle est la nature des réformes qu'ils ont introduites, et quels sont les principaux problèmes ...

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Entreprises, travail

Das ZukunftsRadar. Die wichtigsten Trends, Technologien und Themen für die Zukunft

La prétention est de taille : « ce livre est plus complet, plus honnête, plus méthodique et systématique, plus pratique et tourné vers l'action que la plupart des livres de prospective classiques » annonce l'auteur page 11 (et le message est répété à plusieurs reprises). En réalité, le nouveau livre de Pero Micic, directeur de la société de conseil allemande Future Management Group, est un genre de manuel qui comprend deux parties : une introduction générale à ce qu'il appelle le ...

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Entreprises, travail - Recherche, sciences, techniques

L’Économie de l’immatériel : la croissance de demain

Place croissante de l'innovation, développement massif des technologies de l'information et de la communication, tertiarisation continue des pays développés, tels sont les trois phénomènes qui ont bouleversé l'économie mondiale depuis plus de 20 ans, valorisant ainsi l'économie de l'immatériel, facteur d'innovation et de croissance. La commission présidée par Maurice Lévy et Jean-Pierre Jouyet s'interroge sur les moyens de permettre à la France de surmonter ses faiblesses, notamment en termes de recherche, d'innovation ...

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Éducation - Entreprises, travail

Mobilités professionnelles et compétences transversales

Dans un contexte de mutations économiques, de tensions sur le marché du travail et de vieillissement de la population active, les entreprises sont confrontées au nécessaire renouvellement des effectifs et au déficit de main-d'œuvre qualifiée. Elles doivent alors placer la mobilité interne et externe au cœur de leurs préoccupations. C'est la raison pour laquelle le groupe Prospective des métiers et qualifications a engagé des travaux visant à identifier dans quelle mesure, et à quelles conditions la reconnaissance des ...

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Entreprises, travail

Future, Inc. : How Businesses Can Anticipate and Profit from What’s Next

Le livre d?Eric Garland comprend 15 chapitres divisés en deux parties. La première, méthodologique, décrit, après avoir vanté tous les mérites de l?approche prospective, une séquence de tâches à effectuer pour construire des scénarios et les valoriser dans son entreprise. Cette séquence est relativement classique : poser le problème à étudier, définir et caractériser le système concerné, identifier et qualifier les tendances à l??uvre ainsi que les forces et acteurs en présence, formuler des prévisions, construire des scénarios ...

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Entreprises, travail

Das Ende der Zukunft. Wie Trendforschung heute Prognosen zu Wissen macht

Dans l'article introductif du numéro de GDI Impuls intitulé " Connaissance du futur ", Karin Frick et Stefan Kaiser font la synthèse d'une enquête envoyée à une vingtaine de prospectivistes dont Geoffrey Delcroix (Futuribles), Elisabetta Pasini (Future Concept Lab), Jonathan Said (Centre for Economics and Business Research) et Rohit Talwar (Global Future Forum). Comme le signalent les auteurs, on ne peut parler de " connaissance " à propos du futur, et l'article met en évidence les paradoxes auxquels est confrontée la ...

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Économie, emploi - Entreprises, travail

Creating Global Strategies for Humanity’s Future

Cet ouvrage rassemble les textes des intervenants à la grande conférence annuelle de la World Future Society, qui s'est tenue en juillet 2006 à Toronto. Les textes sont regroupés en huit sections. La première, « International Futures », traite des défis mondiaux : émergence de la Chine et de l'Inde dans l'économie mondiale, avenir de la politique européenne de défense, scénarios sur le Brésil en 2020, montée du fondamentalisme religieux... « Leadership for the Future » insiste sur le rôle des dirigeants ...

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Entreprises, travail - Population

Proactive Management of an Ageing Workforce. An Attempt to Analyse the Consequences of Raising the Retirement Age for the Employability of Workers in Insurance

This text complements the article in this issue on the ability of older people to stay in work by looking at how one particular sector - insurance - is dealing with an ageing workforce.
Gérard Lobjeois, head of the organization that monitors employment change in the sector (the Observatoire de l'évolution des métiers de l'assurance) first describes the various attempts in different branches of insurance to predict the consequences of ageing on staff over the next 10 years. In addition to those who stop work at the official retirement age, others are encouraged by widely practised policy to retire early, which he stresses is a serious problem that could well make for difficulties in future. It is therefore important to sustain the jobs and the professional motivation of older workers: those who are now in their 50s, obviously, but also those now in their 40s who will be the 50+ age-group of tomorrow.
The author then sketches a portrait of these cohorts (40-49 years, 50-59 years, but also 60 and over), by sub-groups, showing how much room for manoeuvre there is, at branch level, to achieve better management of these ageing workers and to prevent sudden labour shortages from occurring. In particular, he emphasizes the need to invest in training and to valorize the experience of these older workers so as to maintain their employability and their capacity to move between jobs and be promoted, and hence to encourage them to want to stay in work as long as possible. This is an admirable lesson in how to manage staff numbers and skills proactively...

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Entreprises, travail - Population

How Efficient Are Older Workers? The "Capacities" of Older Workers

France, like Europe, is getting older. This is not a recent phenomenon but the situation is being aggravated as the baby-boom generation arrives in ever increasing numbers among the ranks of the retired population, whose life-expectancy is growing, while the generations following behind are less numerous and their pension contributions are no longer enough to ensure that the system is in balance. One of the solutions proposed as a way of making up this financial shortfall would be to raise the retirement age or, better still, to extend the years of working life. Yet in fact the trend, at least in France, is instead towards stopping work early, before even the legal pension age.
One of the reasons for early retirement is that the labour market does not encourage the employment of older workers, who are sometimes considered to be less efficient than younger people. Catherine Delgoulet, Michel Millanvoye and Serge Volkoff have been examining the capacities of older workers for a long time. With evidence from many studies undertaken in France and other countries on a range of job categories, they present here the realities of the situation for ageing workers and challenge certain widely held notions.
In particular, they stress that performance on the job "does not inevitably decline with age and it is rather the method of measuring performance that needs to be questioned". They also show that this performance much depends on working conditions, as some situations create greater difficulties for older workers than others (shift work, painful positions, etc.). They emphasize above all that older workers are often quite aware of the problems that come with advancing years and compensate for them in practice, either individually or in the collective organization of their work. This adjustment shows that it is possible to extend working life, provided (of course) that there is a genuine effort to make suitable arrangements for work and training throughout life and to derive maximum benefit from the professional experience of older workers.

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Entreprises, travail - Ressources naturelles, énergie, environnement

The "Service Economy". Making Consumption Contribute to Sustainable Development

For the majority of decision-makers, in both the political and economic spheres, sustainable development has become an unavoidable concept that must be taken into account in most fields of activity. For some years a new approach, called the "service economy", has been evolving, able to contribute to sustainable development, in particular because it could significantly reduce both the consumption of raw materials and the production of polluting emissions.
Dominique Bourg and Nicolas Buclet describe in this article what the "service economy" involves, i.e. "substituting the sale of the use of a good for the sale of the good itself". With the help of actual experiments on the part of various firms (such as Michelin, Electrolux, Xerox), they show the benefits of this approach as well as the problems and pitfalls that must be avoided in order not to fail. They also stress that adopting this approach, which means giving priority to the supply of services in the long term over the production of goods in the narrow sense, does not hinder innovation, rather the opposite.
Although the service economy is still little known and too rarely practised in the business world, it is undoubtedly a key way forward towards sustainable development. However, because it overturns long-established patterns of production and consumption, major efforts will probably be required in order to convince both producers and consumers that it is worthwhile.

Futurs d'antan

Entreprises, travail

The Decline of France Foreseen (Futures of yesteryear)

Well before the end of the 30 years of steady economic growth in France known as the "Trente Glorieuses" and the start of the downturn that is still affecting the economy, Pierre Bonnaure points out the country's weaknesses that were already identifiable (and could therefore have been tackled). In fact in a book published in 1956 which attempted to foresee how France might develop between that date and 1970, André Maurois listed some nascent problems that could reduce France to becoming a distinctly average economic power.
Since then the world has undergone huge changes but the observation remains relevant and recurs every year in some book or article: France is in a bad way and the French reject all attempts at reform. Faced with this intractable diagnosis, nothing is likely to change, doubtless because the politicians failed to take notice soon enough of the lessons to be learned from studies of the future such as that of André Maurois.

Chapitre Entreprises, travail

Ce chapitre est extrait du Rapport Vigie 2016 de Futuribles International, qui propose un panorama structuré des connaissances et des incertitudes des experts que l'association a mobilisés pour explorer les évolutions des 15 à 35 prochaines années sur 11 thématiques.