Future of Work Roundup - Week of February 27
Feb 27, 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.
How sleep has improved leadership
The Work Innovation Lab published the first study to explore the relationship between sleep and collaboration at work. Read the playbook to learn how you can become a better leader through “sleep leadership”.
Less office looking, more homey feeling
The Wall Street Journal reports on how hybrid work is shaping the offices of the future. According to the article, “your office will look a lot more like your living room,” with more open collaborative spaces. Busy but cozy.
Yelp’s fully remote employees left major cities
Bloomberg reports on how Yelp's new remote work policy prompted workers to leave major cities like New York City for Florida and Texas The number of Yelp employees located in Florida and Texas has quadrupled!
U.S. companies expanding in China
According to WSJ reports, industry giants like McDonald's, Ralph Lauren, and U.S. companies are still planning expansions in China despite economic and geopolitical concerns.
Figma’s acquisition in jeopardy
Bloomberg reports that the DOJ is readying an antitrust suit to block the $20B Figma/Adobe deal. The DOJ is concerned that the acquisition leaves fewer alternatives for design software used within the creative community.
Thanks for reading. Stay tuned for next week’s Future of Work roundup.