Latika Raman

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MIT launches Task Force on the Work of the Future

Today MIT launched its Task Force on the Work of the Future, an Institute-wide effort to understand and shape the evolution of jobs during an age of …

How Automation Will Change Work, Purpose, and Meaning

The vast majority of humans throughout history worked because they had to. Many found comfort, value, and meaning in their efforts, but some defined work as a necessity to be avoided if possible. For centuries, elites in societies from Europe to Asia aspired to absolution from gainful employment. …

How will companies empower their employees in the workplace of the future?

Business leaders believe it is imperative to foster a workplace culture that can tap into employee creativity and collaboration as a way to drive growth and success.<p>A recent survey by Microsoft Canada and Ipsos Canada of 500 Canadian business decision-makers found that 88 per cent said empowering …

4 predictions for the future of work

I contemplate the future of work on a daily basis in both my professional and personal life. As a father of four children from four to 14 years old, …

Artificial Intelligence

A 2-Year Stanford Study Shows the Astonishing Productivity Boost of Working From Home

The jury was out on the productivity effect of working from home. It has returned with a surprising verdict.<p>There has been much debate about working from home and whether or not it's a productivity boost or major productivity drain. Paranoid managers envision employees lying on their couches at …

10 things I wish someone told me before I started working from home

After I graduated in 2010, I took an entry-level advertising sales assistant job at a well-known print magazine. For the next six years, I spent time …

State of Remote Work 2018 Report: What It’s Like to be a Remote Worker in 2018

What comes to mind when you think of remote work?In our experience, it’s not only one image. Remote work comes in many different shapes and sizes. We …

The Workplace

Corporate America has a serious prejudice against stay-at-home parents

A new study finds that employers prefer workers who’d been laid off to stay-at-home parents looking to re-enter the workforce<p>Taking time off to raise …

The Workplace

Rethink forced by the loneliness of long-distance work

Working from home was meant to be the answer for employees fed up with office distractions, long commutes, and general lack of flexibility. For …

3 Reasons Managers Fear Flexible Work Arrangements -- And What to Do About Them

If you're like most working Americans, you probably spend the bulk of your waking hours on the job -- which also probably means you're struggling to achieve a decent work-life balance. In fact, in a recent FlexJobs survey, 70% of U.S. adults said they're not satisfied with their work-life balance, …

Retirement

How to Offer Truly Remote Work

If it seems like more people are working from home these days, they are. Every year the organization I work […]The post How to Offer Truly Remote …

I’ve Worked Remotely For 5 Years, And It’s Stressing Me Out

One tech worker reflects on all the stress factors–some more obvious than others–that made remote work difficult in the long run.<p>In software engineering, remote working makes a lot of sense since, most of the time, you only need a computer and an internet connection to perform your duties. There …

Forces of change

Two powerful forces are shaping our workforces and workplaces: the growing adoption of artificial intelligence in the workplace and the expansion of …

5 Industries With the Most Work-From-Home Jobs

Want to work from home? Here, the five types of jobs you should look into.<p>Therapy<p>Technology has brought therapy sessions from taking place in a quiet …

Hiring Remote Workers Made My Entire Team More Productive

One CEO explains how surprised he was to find the remote teams he hired reshaping his company’s in-office work culture for the better.<p>“Want to get lunch?”<p>This is a phrase you’ll rarely hear at our office. It’s not that we don’t eat or spend time together, but it’s physically impossible for our …

HR: Can We Please Discuss Ethics In The Future Of Work?

The creepy line. Where is it and, more importantly in the future of work, where is it moving to? Because it’s definitely moving.<p>In the past, we sat our privacy on a pedestal, we separated work from home and our personal information was, well, pretty personal. Today’s technology tracks our location, …

Singularity

The Top Remote Work Trends of 2018 (And How They Affect You)

There’s been a 115% increase in telecommuting over the last 10 years, and 43% of the U.S. workforce currently performs remote work to some degree.So …

6 Questions You Need to Ask Before Hiring a Remote Employee | Inc.com

As a youngster, I enjoyed reading mystery novels such as the Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys books -- and gained an appreciation for sleuthing in the process. In my adult life, I've put that to good use when it comes to business.<p>The hiring process is never easy, especially when you're taking on remote …

Employment

How to work from home without getting distracted, from real people who do it

Roughly 43 percent of Americans work from home at least some of the time; a fifth of us work from home primarily. Despite some companies recalling employees to the office, the overall trend is rising, in part because science shows people are more productive and happier when they work from …

Remote work is reaching unprecedented levels of popularity, and that’s a good thing

According to a report on the state of the American workplace, those who worked remotely 80-100% of the time rose from 24% in 2012 to 31% in 2016. This surge in remote work may not come as a surprise, as it appeals to many in fields across the board, even unlikely ones. The benefit of being able to …

Remote Working

The Future of Work: Enterprise Productivity Experts' Trends for 2018

How people work has been evolving for some time. Our connected world provides more flexibility than ever before in where we work and what devices and …

Rethinking the workplace: Flexibility, fairness, and enlightened automation

People aren’t powerless in the face of new technologies; the future of work is up to us.<p><b>What sort of workplace</b> should we expect in the future? How …

Income Inequality

Here’s what HR leaders think will be the top trends of 2018

The year 2017 was a roller-coaster ride for the jobs and human resource space. Be it artificial intelligence, robotics or digital workforce, the …

Is This The Future Of Open Office Space?

<i>The Office</i>, starring Steve Carell, explored the absurd extremes of open-office corporate culture at fictional Dunder Mifflin. During the show’s run from 2005-2013, open concept was all the rage. On the sitcom, the open-plan design was essentially the main character—the catalyst for office …

The 4 Hidden Problems With Working From Home

When you're sitting in traffic or waiting for public transportation in the bitter cold, blazing heat, or miserable rain, working from home seems awfully appealing.<p>Not having to waste time getting to the office effectively makes your day longer. That gives you more time for family, friends, hobbies, …

Retirement

Adapt Your Digital Workplace to the Gig Economy

There’s nothing like a seasonal break to get people thinking about quitting their company and joining the gig economy. This mode of work is growing …

7.5 Ways That Work-From-Home Increases Corporate Profit | Inc.com

I've written repeatedly about the perils of open plan offices but have never explained how the alternative-;allowing most or all of your employees to work from home-;can have a huge positive impact on your bottom line. Here's how:<p>1. Fewer personal expenses equals lower salary demands.<p>By insisting …

The Workplace

HR Trends For 2018

As we close one eventful year and look forward to starting the new one, it is time to take a check of the market as it stands today and gauge the …

15 Things Your Company Can Start Doing Today to Build an Exceptional Remote Team Culture | Inc.com

We manage an engineering team of 30 people, and 100 percent of them work remotely.<p>While a completely remote engineering team is atypical for a SaaS business, it's a strategy that has worked brilliantly for us. I sat down with Joel Schlundt, Hireology's Vice President of Engineering, to ask him to …

Recruitment

Working from home can seriously impact your mental health — here's how to offset the damage

For most people, when you take the leap and decide to start working from home, it can sound like an actual dream come true. Suddenly, nearly …

Mental Health