More than ever before, we’re using technology to connect with the outside world. And with so many of us now working from home, we’re relying on our phones to stay updated with colleagues and clients. However, when you’re receiving endless Zoom calls and emails, pings on Slack, and notifications from everywhere else, it begins to hinder productivity and focus.
The effect of overcommuncation on your productivity
This has, I imagine, only gotten worse with remote work so prevalent. pro
Even while still living in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, we’re starting to see the long-term effects of lost schooling, curtailed travel and shuttered businesses.
The coronavirus damage that will last for years – Axios
All because we couldn’t effectively distribute some masks and then wear them for more than like a week and a half.
These are positive developments, as much of what has been categorized as “professionalism” is thinly-disguised elitism, often designed to exclude others.
Source: Covid-19 will change the standards of professionalism — Quartz at Work
Kids best just get used to this as it’s largely how the work world operates as more employers remotely monitor productivity.
Source: Exam anxiety: how remote test-proctoring is creeping students out – The Verge
I defy anyone who hasn’t worked in the service industry in the last 10 years to do this for a month. Let’s see what they think then.
Source: Here’s What Happens When an Algorithm Determines Your Work Schedule – VICE
Managers are going to increasingly gather data on employees and use that information to evaluate workers on a number of fronts.
Source: In 2040, your boss will track your every glance and keystroke
Seems letting people hit the web a bit at work is actually good for employee engagement and general attitude.
Source: Column: Why bosses should let employees surf the web at work | PBS NewsHour
Saying wage inequality is simply the result of people not working hard enough is a big tell that he’s never (at least not recently) had his wages be based on his actual productivity.
Source: Yes, David Brooks, there really is a class war | Economic Policy Institute
Wired: Service sector jobs that are unstable, offer low pay and have few long-term prospects.
Tired: Manufacturing jobs that offer more stability, union-backed protections and teach skills that prepare people for future success.
Source: Why U.S. manufacturing and services are moving further apart – Axios