Future of Work Roundup - Week of October 31

Future of Work Roundup - Week of October 31
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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.

Twitter takeover

Elon Musk has completed his Twitter takeover—in a $44 billion deal. We’re likely to see several companies reevaluate their presence on the platform, like General Motors, which has announced it is temporarily suspending advertising on Twitter.

Waking up for remote work

Fortune reported that 8:59 am has become a standard wake-up time for many remote workers. For some, there’s a sense of pride in being able to replace a 60-minute commute with a 60-second roll-out-of-bed.

Meeting overload

Harvard Business Review featured some of my research with Stanford Professor Bob Sutton on how to combat soul-crushing meeting overload. We share how to rebuild your meetings from the ground up so that you can focus more of your time on what matters most.

A new era of pay transparency

The New York Times reported that New York City is starting to comply with a new salary transparency law taking effect this week. While some companies like Macy’s and JP Morgan have made changes already, others are still scrambling to comply.

Playing hooky

Web searches for reasons to skip work have skyrocketed in 2022. As reported by Bloomberg, Google searches for reasons to play hooky at work soared from about 300,000 in 2018 to  2 million in 2022.

Thanks for reading. Stay tuned for next week’s Future of Work roundup.