Issue #20
#20 - Making. Work. Better.
June 03, 2022


#MakingWorkBetter #SystemsVsBandAids

"White Owl", a.k.a. Fiona Tribe, is a cultural anthropologist. We kick off with her Tweet because it reminds us that our work challenges are systemic -- so the best ways to solve them are systems-level improvements. And because it highlights the right cause and effect, too: adapt the systems to better suit people, not the other way around.


🤯 #MakingWorkBetter #Ouch #Opportunity

Let's get another 🤯 for those in the back.

I mean, come ON. We all know toxicity is real and common, but two trillion dollars a year?!

It's definitely, um, less-than-inspiring at first glance. But then we see that stat -- and like so much of the status quo in the world of work -- we can't help but think: what a massive opportunity. A chance to improve, to lead and to reap the human and financial upside, both.


#MakingWorkBetter #optimism #RedefiningWork

We want to end on an even more optimistic note. Rex 👆🏻 is a venture capitalist, an investor in "the future of work", and a card-carrying member of Gen Z. He's an astute observer of that cohort, and the way it interacts with work and technology.

Maybe it's not great that young people seem to be doing an end-run around the system. But what we see is a group - Gen Z's - that will make up 24% of the global workforce by the end of 2022 -- exploring alternatives. It's pushing, testing and learning what's viable; and inevitably, it's creating pressure on the systems that we have to adapt.

Work moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
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