Future of Work Roundup - Week of February 6

February 6, 2023

Future of Work Roundup - Week of February 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.

Climate startups are “recession resilient”

The New York Times reports that there's one industry that's "recession proof"—startups focused on reducing climate change. As tech companies slash perks and cut jobs, workers are flocking to start-ups that aim to combat climate change.

Brag at work without sounding like a jerk

The Wall Street Journal reports on how to brag at work without sounding like a jerk. One pro tip: Scan your emails and memos for the word "we," which can undersell your accomplishments.

Big tech competitive race kicks off in AI

The Financial Times reports that Google has invested $300M in Anthropic, a ChatGPT rival. The news comes only a week after Microsoft announced a reported $10B investment in OpenAI and signals a competitive race in the AI space.

How AI will transform project management

A new HBR piece explores how AI will transform project management. Technology will soon improve project selection and prioritization, monitor progress, speed up reporting, and facilitate testing.

Kenya proposes right to disconnect after work law

The Washington Post reports on a new proposed law in Kenya that would forbid workplaces from imposing consequences if workers ignore after hour emails.

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