Future of Work Roundup - Week of November 14
Nov 15, 2022
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.
Remote work recall at Twitter
In his first email to the entire company, Elon Musk ended remote work at Twitter. As reported by Protocol, employees will now be required to work from the office for a minimum of 40 hours per week.
The rise of incivility on the front lines
In a new Harvard Business Review piece, Georgetown University professor, Christine Porath, describes the rise of incivility on the front lines of business. A staggering 76% of front-line workers have experienced incivility at least once a month.
Zoom Rooms hit the big screens
Zoom inked a partnership with movie-theater giant, AMC, that will bring Zoom Rooms to the big screen. The new offering will allow companies to rent theaters for three-hour blocks to host video calls for audiences ranging in size from 75 to 150.
FTX files for bankruptcy
Cryptocurrency exchange FTX filed for bankruptcy, with 30-year-old CEO, Sam Bankman-Fried, resigning. The exchange is now under investigation for criminal misconduct.
Tech CEOs apologize
Amid mass layoffs in the tech industry, CEOs are publicly apologizing for hiring too many workers too quickly. But the Los Angeles Times reports that these apologies may not be sincere and, instead, be in the self-interest of the CEOs: “Some of the visibly empathetic CEOs know they’ll probably need to hire back some people they laid off and could be positioning themselves to recruit when the recovery comes.”
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