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The Next Generation Organisation

What are the minimum of next generation behaviours that modern firms should be either exhibiting or striving for? Throughout history, the industrialization of technology has led to new practices and behaviours within organizations. What matters […]

The UK’s Startup Founders are Way Too Posh

Coming from money makes it easier to make money, but a lack of financial diversity among founders could be holding back British tech. “We’re looking for whatever correlates with success — it’s not obvious to […]

Tensions Emerge between DeepMind and Google

DeepMind reportedly lost a yearslong bid to win more independence from Google. Tensions between Google and its AI brain trust DeepMind have always been fascinating. To put the relationship in crude terms: DeepMind, founded in […]

The Memo

In 2002, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos issued a memo that has entered tech industry canon. The memo, known as the “API Mandate”, is generally perceived as being a statement about technology at Amazon, and is therefore […]

On Workplace Productivity

Our technology has changed; now it’s time to change the game for measuring workplace productivity. If leaders and managers want to be able to make decisions or understand what is happening in their systems (or […]

How to Build a Liquid Super Team

Cooperation is the winning strategy in the Great Online Game. The Passion or Creator Economy (used interchangeably here despite subtle differences) is about empowering individuals to do more on their own. The individual is the […]

NFTs and the Future of Work

Technology will make it possible to compensate each person according to their economic value. That’s pretty bad news for most people, and very good news for some. Every idea, every project, every piece of work […]

The Ponzi Career

The future of work is a pyramid scheme, where every person sells his favorite person to the next person. Human work is becoming more creative. More of us spend our time producing code or content. […]

Tech Workers Ask: “Are We the Baddies?”

An increasing number of tech workers, at a wide range of companies, are deeply worried at how their employers have exacerbated inequality, extremism, and polarization across the planet. “There is that feeling of ‘oh no, […]

Zoom in a Post-Pandemic World

The pandemic was great for Zoom. What happens when there’s a vaccine? Zoom started trading on the stock market in April 2019. At the time, it was known for being a rarity: a newly public […]

Is Remote Working Here to Stay?

Given the forced nature of remote work during the pandemic, questions remain about whether it will last as a work arrangement. While surveys generally show that executives plan to allow employees to continue working from […]

How Working from Home will Change its Design

One hundred and fifty years ago, if you didn’t live on top of the store then you likely worked in your home. Writer and architect Eleanor Jolliffe discussed this recently in an essay, “The Power […]

AI Can Run Your Work Meetings Now

A new wave of startups is trying to optimize meetings, from automated scheduling tools to facial recognition that measures who’s paying attention. Recently, a new wave of startups has emerged to optimize meetings with, what […]

How COVID-19 is Upending the College Experience

Leaders from 2U, Global Citizen Year, Minerva, and Pearson reveal which elements of the higher-ed ecosystem are getting stronger and which are poised to collapse. Abby Falik We’re living in this liminal space between one […]

Fifth-Generation Management

Fifth-generation management will emerge post-Covid because historically, big sharp disruptions have reliably triggered discontinuous changes in management culture. For better or worse, the connection between military and business evolution happens to be historically solid, and […]

Silicon Valley Ruined Work Culture

More and more offices are adopting the work culture invented by the technology upstarts. These are not the offices where your grandparents worked, clocking out at 5 sharp, eyeballing the corner office. There is no […]

How the “15-Minute City” Will Transform Work

Are so-called 15-minute cities, where employees work and socialise close to their homes, the answer to collaborating effectively in a remote-working age? Even before the coronavirus crisis, a key topic of debate among town planners […]

The New Normal: A Blueprint for Remote Working

In this report, Autonomy provides analysis and proposals for a remote working future designed with worker wellbeing and organisational efficiency in mind. The great exodus from office to home triggered by coronavirus is set to […]

The Labour of Automation

Sandeep Vaheesan interviews Frank Pasquale about his forthcoming book, New Laws of Robotics: Defending Human Expertise in the Age of AI. My central argument is that AI and robotics most often complement, rather than replace, […]

Many Britons Go Freelance for First Time

The experience of working from home is likely to have got more people thinking about going freelance, as they look to maintain those flexible aspects of their working life. Freelancer platform YunoJuno found in a […]

What Employees Have to Say About Remote Work

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has led to economic, health, and social devastation, it has also created an unprecedented opportunity: to run the world’s biggest-ever workplace experiment. To assess employee sentiment on these changes, from the […]

GitLab’s Radical Vision for the Future of Remote Work

GitLab employees log on to recurring 30-minute Company Calls to replicate the casual conversations that happen naturally when coworkers share the same office. The company, which makes an application that enables developers to collaborate while […]

Germany Eyes a Four-Day Week

Germany’s largest trade union, IG Metall, is proposing its members call for a four-day week to offset economic pressures heightened by the pandemic. Union head Jörg Hofmann told the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper he would push […]

The Future Magic of Remote Collaboration

In a world where you have to social distance, how do you scrum? Social distancing has put a serious crimp in some of the most hallowed project flow practices. With no more whiteboards and the […]

Uber and Lyft’s Business Model May Be Dead. Good.

The biggest startups in modern history were built on old-fashioned worker exploitation. Time for an upgrade. Uber and Lyft sold themselves to investors as world-beating operations that would capture whole markets and then become profitable […]

Office Pods for Post-Covid Working

Xu Weiping has a vision for the future of office work: thousands of office pods where each person works in their own self-contained 3m x 3m cube. Xu reckons the coronavirus pandemic will have such […]