Tech companies once wooed talent with over-the-top campuses. Now they are looking to keep workers happy by offering flexibility Four years ago, Aaron Levie moved Box Inc., the fast-growing cloud-computing company he co-founded, into a new, red-brick building with its logo on the facade. Box decked it out with all the trappings of Silicon Valley:… Continue reading Silicon Valley’s Next Big Office Idea: ‘Work From Anywhere’
Software giant Microsoft will let employees work from home permanently if they choose to, US media reported, becoming the latest employer to expand work from home provisions prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic. US tech news website The Verge said most Microsoft employees are still at home as the health crisis drags on, and the company… Continue reading Microsoft to let Employees ‘Work from Home’ Permanently
In Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death,” the kingdom of Prince Prospero has been hit by a terrible plague. After the Red Death has killed half the population, Prospero summons “a thousand hale and lighthearted friends from among the knights and dames of his court” to a secluded abbey, well-provisioned with resources… Continue reading Gig Economy Workers will keep Working through the Coronavirus. They have No Choice.
The sharing economy is here to stay. We now live a world where Airbnb hosts more rooms in more global destinations than any major hotel chain, and Uber is competing with Google to produce the first self-driving taxi. But in the craze over collaborative consumption, when does “smart” sharing cross the line into “oversharing”?