Public employment and management

Civil Service Leaders’ Roundtable: "The Future Of Work in the Public Service"


École nationale d'administration (ENA), Paris.  November 13, 2019.      

In 2019, the OECD Council adopted the Recommendation on Public Service Leadership and Capability (PSLC), which defines 14 principles of a fit-for-purpose public service. Transforming these principles into action requires a future-oriented understanding of how the work of civil servants is changing. The Roundtable will inform ongoing OECD analysis and the development of a toolkit, with objecvtives to:

  • Identify the key issues related to the future of work in the public service – what is likely to change? what implications for workforce policy and for public management?
  • Provide a platform for deep exchange of insights and perspectives among those leading the change.
  • Identify innovative emerging practices and experiments that could provide insight into new ways of working in a future context.

The event will explore and test four provocative hypotheses through facilitated interactive sessions, each launched by a short introduction by a lead speaker.


Roundtable documents: