Future of Work Roundup - Week of March 6

March 6, 2023

Future of Work Roundup - Week of March 6

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 rise of title rebellion: why some employees are rejecting traditional job titles

In a recent report, Bloomberg revealed that some employees with ‘assistant’ titles are no longer content with the label and are demanding to be recognized as professionals in their own rights, with a job title that reflects their skills and contributions.

Gen Z Workers Face ‘Tech Shame’ in the Office

A recent report in The Guardian discusses the issue of “tech shame” among Gen Z employees, who are struggling to adapt to outpaced office technology that runs counter to their digital-first upbringing.

Google Explores Desk-Sharing to Cut Cost and Carbon Footprint

CNBC reports that Google is asking some of its employees to share a desk to downsize its office space and reduce its carbon footprint as part of its broader cost-cutting measures in response to the pandemic.

Unlocking the Power of Sound: Can it Make Us More Productive at Work?

Quartz published an article that investigates the role of sound in shaping our work environment and enhancing productivity, examining the science behind the link between sound and cognitive performance, and highlighting innovative approaches to sound design that is gaining traction in the modern workplace.

How Bars, Hotels, and Restaurants are Adapting to Meet Demands Amidst the Pandemic

The Wall Street Journal reports on the shifting landscape of job growth in the United States, highlighting how bars, hotels, and restaurants are now leading the way as the fastest-growing employers in the economy, reflecting the ongoing evolution of consumer habits and the changing nature of work in the post-pandemic era.

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