The Future of Work

What happens when life returns to some sort of new normal? What damage limitations are in place and how do we navigate our new world?

We’ve combed the web for relevant and insightful articles about the business of Coronavirus – and brought them to your door.

A hundred UK companies sign up for four-day week with no loss of pay

A hundred UK companies have signed up for a permanent four-day working week for all their employees with no loss of pay, a milestone in the campaign to fundamentally change Britain’s approach to work.

How The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Accelerating The Future Of Work

For a decade we have talked about accelerated change. More than any other factor, the pace of change in technology, the economy, and society are reshaping the future of work. Yet even as forward-thinking leaders have pondered effects of accelerated change on their organizations, actual transformation has been, paradoxically, slow.

The Coronavirus Is Creating a Huge, Stressful Experiment in Working From Home

The geographic concentration of jobs also means that the powerful industries are clustered in a handful of rich cities. Eighty percent of U.S. venture-capital investment goes to just three states-California, New York, and Massachusetts-and about 70 percent of all internet-publishing jobs are either in the Acela corridor between Washington and Boston or the western crescent from Seattle to Phoenix.

If Remote Companies Are The Future Of Work, What Does That Mean For Leaders?

Remote working is nothing new. Plenty of us have been doing it for years – for at least one or two days a week, if not the entire time. Nevertheless, although many companies have long had the available technology to switch their entire workforces over to remote working, they have often been reluctant to do so in practice.

5 Predictions About How Coronavirus Will Change The Future Of Work

The world is upside down and sometimes it can be tough (really tough, if we’re honest) to stay optimistic and maintain sanity. Questions are everywhere: What the future will hold? What will we learn? How will life (continue to) change? And what will the new normal be?

How a massive five-year transformation plan was delivered in a week, because of coronavirus | ZDNet

The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak and the introduction of social-distancing measures in the UK in an attempt to slow the outbreak are having huge impacts across society and making organisations rethink everything about how they operate. It’s a particularly big problem when your organisation relies on face-to-face interaction like the University of Sussex, based on a single-site campus which is now closed due to the pandemic.

Five key trends that are shaping the new world of work

The working world is experiencing a post-pandemic transformation. The keys to future success will be efficiency, employability and digital skills.

Zoom in on your lockdown meeting techniques | Free to read

The early weeks of lockdown have seen an unprecedented take-up of on-screen technologies for both our professional and personal lives. The “Zoom revolution” has swept every country affected by the global pandemic. People who would not usually even use FaceTime or take a selfie have found themselves comparing the relative merits of BlueJeans, Houseparty, Google Hangouts, Microsoft Teams or Skype.

Google’s Genius $49/mo Course Is About to Replace College Degrees

Google’s Genius $49/mo Course Is About to Replace College Degrees. “In our own hiring, we will now treat these new career certificates as the equivalent of a four-year degree for related roles.”.

How the ‘new normal’ for work is challenging what it means to be a socially responsible company

The coronavirus pandemic is shaping the future of work. Flexible schedules, working from home, gig economy jobs and digital transformation might not have needed special prodding from a ruthless virus, but COVID-19 has accelerated and, arguably, concretized certain trends, namely: The new essential: The global pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have increased investors’ focus on the role of companies in society, most notably around the treatment of their customers, suppliers and employees.

Which Productivity System is Best for You?

In a world of constant distractions, productivity can be challenging for even the most organized person. Whether you’re helping your kids with their homework while cooking dinner, or composing a work email during a Zoom meeting (admit it, we’ve all been there!), productivity is a constant struggle to find and maintain focus.

LinkedIn Creator Mode: Is It Right For You? – Sarah Clay Social

LinkedIn creator mode – is it right for you and your business? Creator mode is a setting designed to encourage users to post more of their own content. It aims to provide its 756 million users with new opportunities to grow their following and increase engagement by displaying their original content more prominently.