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The Future of Work, Leisure, and Consumption | Dollars & Sense

This article is from <i>Dollars & Sense</i>: Real World Economics, available at http://www.dollarsandsense.org<p>This article is from the September/October 2014 …

Unlimited holiday leave? You decide, says Richard Branson

Virgin staff will be allowed to take as much holiday as they want, when they want, Sir Richard Branson announces<p>Sir Richard Branson is to remove limits on the amount of holiday Virgin employees can take each year in the hope it will boost morale, creativity and productivity.<p>The Virgin boss believes …

The Emergence of the Modern Workforce

The modern workforce is no longer co-located in an office, in a town, city, region, or country. People now work from anywhere, not just in the office …

Warning: Your Workplace Can Improve By Adding Joy. Yes, I said Joy

Creating a sustainable and successful workplace is a challenge that every start-up must deal with. Knowing what traits you want your workplace to …

Corporate Culture

To grow your company and make millions, start working four days a week

Is it possible for an entire company to work a four-day week, grow revenue by 120% per year and do millions of dollars in yearly sales?<p>Yes.<p>At Treehouse, the online school I founded in 2010, we figured out how.<p>We work a 4-day week, and in just 32 hours per week, here’s what we’ve been fortunate to …

Jeff Bezos

Coming to a Couch Near You: A New Wave of Telecommuting

If you get a job at Automattic, you don't have to worry about moving. Hell, you don't even have to get out of bed.<p>The company, best known for …

Future of Work: Four trends tipped to change the workplace

Businesses need to learn to adapt to a changing workforce that involves more generations of workers, greater collaboration and more stakeholders, or …

The Workplace

Worry warts: Half of Australian workers worried about their future at work

Almost half of Australian workers worry about what the future will hold, according to research by the Centre for Workplace Leadership at the …

Webinar Recap: Office Design and How People Work

The office is no longer a singular, monolithic place where everyone is working at the same time in the same space. Work and place are becoming two …

Airbnb is just the beginning of a global economic transformation: Rifkin

Airbnb, the online marketplace where people can book or list a room, house, or even a castle, is reportedly in advanced talks to raise capital that …

Best retirement advice for many: Never retire

By now, we all know how difficult retirement is — especially the planning part. But there is a group of people who believe they have a solution: Never retire.<p>These folks, both the Boomers and the Greatest Generation, say they will never retire, because they would be bored to death and their brains …

When robots take our jobs, humans will be the new 1%. Here's how to fight back

Will you be replaced by a machine? There's nearly a 50-50 chance, according to a recent study by Oxford University researchers who found that 47% of the labor market in the US alone is at risk of being mechanized out of existence. Approximately 702 jobs thus far held by humans are now threatened by …

Are you happy at work? Researchers prove that the employees in a good mood are 15% more productive

Are you happy at work? Researchers prove that employees in a good mood are 12% more productive - and say perks could be the key<p>Authors say being …

Future economy: Many will lose jobs to computers

More and more jobs are likely to be automated - and hence, fewer people will be needed to do them<p>Want a secure job in the future? Don't compete with software.<p><i>[Editor's note: This is the first in a series of New Tech Economy columns called: Work in the 21st Century, which will appear here once a</i> …