Future of Work Roundup - Week of August 14
Aug 14, 2023
Welcome to the Future of Work Roundup. Each week, we bring you five top stories—drawing from the latest academic research and industry trends—to give you an easily-digestible snapshot of how work is changing—and why it matters.
The Accelerated Path to a Clean Energy Revolution
The New York Times reports a rapid acceleration in the transition to clean energy, influenced by U.S. legislation, global competition, decreasing costs, and consumer demand. Key players, including General Motors, are heavily investing, envisioning a greener, electric-dominated future.
Airbnb's Rise and the Hidden Challenges for Hosts
Bloomberg reports that despite the surge in global travel, Airbnb hosts face challenges from an oversaturated market, changing travel preferences, higher guest expectations, and regulatory issues. While Airbnb thrives, individual hosts encounter a tougher competitive landscape.
Robotaxis Rise in San Francisco
Bloomberg reports that San Francisco's urban landscape is poised for a futuristic shift. Waymo and Cruise have earned California's nod for robotaxi expansion, elegantly merging technological advancement with traditional concerns over safety and employment.
Meta's Ray-Ban Misstep
The Wall Street Journal reveals a surprising twist in tech fashion: Meta's Ray-Ban smart glasses are lagging in popularity. With just 10% of 300,000 units actively used, challenges like connectivity and hardware emerge. Undeterred, Meta plots a comeback with a sleeker second-generation release, setting the stage for the future of augmented-reality eyewear.
Harvard Business Review unveils the secrets to combatting office sabotage
Harvard Business Review highlights Amy Gallo's advice on countering workplace sabotage. Gallo offers strategies for clear communication with superiors and self-protection amidst office politics. A must-read for anyone facing office politics.
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