Future of Work Roundup - Week of June 19

June 19, 2023

Future of Work Roundup - Week of June 19

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.

Navigating the IT Stress Storm

CIO Dive reports on the Stressors in Tech Leadership. This succinct article highlights IT leaders' daunting challenges in today's fast-paced tech world. It uncovers their struggle with talent management, data security, technology advancement, and budget allocation, providing a crucial understanding of the turbulence in contemporary tech leadership.

Traditional Retail's Unexpected Revival in the Digital Age

The WSJ reports on a retail trend reversal as online brands initially focused on e-commerce, are returning to traditional retail outlets. Driven by rising online customer acquisition costs and the profitability of wholesaling, even established brands like Nike are revisiting this 'old-school' retail approach.

Automating the Boardroom: AI’s Role in Modern Office Meetings

The New York Times explores how AI tools like Gamma and ChatGPT can streamline office tasks such as slide deck creation and meeting minutes preparation. The article underscores the need for privacy and accuracy checks in this promising AI-driven workspace.

Lost in Translation: Workplace Jargon's Impact on Productivity  

LinkedIn's report, in partnership with Duolingo, reveals a paradox: millennials, the heaviest users of workplace jargon, are also the ones most eager to reduce it. Highlighting jargon-induced misunderstandings and feelings of exclusion, the report emphasizes the urgent need for more inclusive communication in the workplace.

Career Growth in Downsizing: Harvard Business Review's Insights

According to the Harvard Business Review article, professionals facing downsizing can still navigate their career growth successfully. The report offers strategies such as reframing thinking, filling the void with stability, seeking quick wins, negotiating for future opportunities, and making lateral moves.

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