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Category: Workplace

Algorithms and the Future of Work

To achieve the benefits that algorithm-enabled systems and devices promise in the future of work, we must study how to effectively manage their risks. In the future of work, algorithms will provide many beneficial applications […]

Technology for Whom? Owning Our Platforms

Platform cooperatives are a strategy of political and organizational might, uniting workers in a concrete way to own the conditions of their work and to redirect technology to the benefit of average workers, not global […]

American Workers Need Lots and Lots of Robots

In order to make reshoring happen, though, we will need automation, automation, and more automation. Frankly, every time I’ve read about this “rise of the robots” fear, I’ve felt the urge to tear my hair […]

The Efficiency Movement

There’s a fundamental tension between resilience and efficiency, between the scientific manager and the craftsperson. The period from about 1890 to 1920 was a time of great optimism and change in the US. Huge leaps […]

Work From Office

Remote work generates heat because it matters … a lot. Since the onset of the pandemic, the dispersion of work has morphed from an experiment on the fringes of the economy to the mainstream. Work […]

Tyler Cowen on Talent

EconTalk host Russ Roberts chats with economist and blogger Tyler Cowen about his new book, “Talent”. How do you hone your craft on an everyday basis? It could be writing, meeting with experts, even listening […]

The ‘Shamanification’ of the Tech CEO

From fruit-only diets to dopamine fasting, Silicon Valley founders flaunt self-deprivation like a misguided pursuit of wellness. But there’s more to it. “There’s a sort of cultural archetype against which leaders are both evaluating themselves […]

The Digital Nomad Visas Luring Workers Overseas

In a bid to attract new talent to the region, in March 2021, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) unveiled a one-year residency permit for remote workers. The visa lets foreign professionals like Julien Tremblay, a […]

Introducing the Algorithmic Boss

All managerial functions are now entrusted to algorithm-powered tools, creating high expectations and new risks, and no economic sector is immune to the adoption of such systems. How can this AI-driven management be regulated? Facial […]

Worker-Owned Apps Are Redefining the Sharing Economy

As Uber and its ilk face high prices, increased regulation, and labor shortages, a new cooperative model is thriving. “Platform co-ops offer a more democratic and equitable alternative to traditional companies, and they have the […]

The Last Capitalist

Elon Musk’s popularity can be understood within the context of the post-war managerial coup against the capitalist class and our collective yearning for agency and ownership. The founder-capitalists were defeated by the managers in the […]

Agile and the Long Crisis of Software

Agile, a method for managing software development has achieved enormous popularity in technical workplaces of all kinds — and even non-technical workplaces. Where had it come from, and why? I began to explore the history […]

A C.I.A. Hacker’s Revenge

A hot-headed coder is accused of exposing the agency’s hacking arsenal. Did he betray his country because he was pissed off at his colleagues? On March 7, 2017, the Web site WikiLeaks launched a series […]

Inside TikTok: Zhang Yiming’s Journey

In order to clarify the trajectory of TikTok’s rise in various countries, it is necessary to introduce a little business knowledge. Generally speaking, TikTok has to cross four stages, and the “inflection point” is the […]

50 Perspectives On Hiring Tech Talent

Jackson Weimer asks 56 recruiters, VPs of talent, chiefs of staff, founders, VC’s, and private equity partners about the difficulties of hiring tech talent in the current market. It makes sense that people are enjoying […]

How Two Best Friends Beat Amazon

The company’s crackdown on a worker protest in New York backfired and led to a historic labor victory. In the first dark days of the pandemic, as an Amazon worker named Christian Smalls planned a […]

Looking for Dragons Drives Progress

Some problems can be labelled “dragon problems”, because they take you into the part of the map that says “Here be dragons” on it. First, let’s talk about Bell Labs. Bell Labs was an/the R&D […]

The ‘Great Resignation’ Is Payback Time

The real reason workers are ditching their employers is because the pandemic provided a vivid demonstration of how little corporations care about their employees. MIT Sloan Management Review recently published a thorough study about worker […]

Is Going to the Office a Broken Way of Working?

A conversation with Chris Herd, who foresees a future in which most companies are remote-first. As Herd told me when we spoke, people are sometimes surprised to learn that he’s against the idea of remote-only […]

Everyone Wants to Be an Entrepreneur

Applications for new businesses rose 20 percent last year, after languishing for a decade. Many newly minted founders attribute it to the pandemic. Angela Muhwezi-Hall had a startup idea long before the pandemic—it just never […]