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?
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As a freelancer, three little words have followed me around, spoken of like magic beans, and if somehow acquired, my career and fortunes will grow and grow and grow. Those words? Diversifying your income Finding several revenue streams feels more urgent than ever.
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 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.
Life has changed enormously over the course of a few short weeks. Schools are closed, some cities have curfews, and more Americans than ever before are crawling out of bed and dialing into conference calls from their couch.
Will the coronavirus change the way we spend, shop and invest our money, long after the virus is history? Will we abandon city centre offices, with many more permanently working from home? Or will we return to all our past practices once this grim episode is over?
Twice a week I do a cycle tour of central London as my exercise. I head down through the City of London, inhabited solely by security guards in masks. I loop back through a criss-cross of streets until finally I reach the shopping mecca of Regent Street and cut left
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.
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?
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.
You need a project, something to make you feel useful. Well, everyone over the age of 70 in the UK has been asked to stay at home for 12 weeks, starting this weekend, to try to protect themselves from the coronavirus.
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. “In our own hiring, we will now treat these new career certificates as the equivalent of a four-year degree for related roles.”.
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.