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Newsworthy stories from the world or remote work and the future of work

Every Company Doing A 4-Day Work Week (MAY 15, 2022 UPDATE)

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<< 4-Day Work Week: Complete Overview Next chapter: Countries >> Why do we work five days and 40 hours per week? Is it the exact right amount of time for every full-time employee in all jobs across every industry? No. That’s not the reason why we all work five days per week. During the Industrial Revolution, factory workers often worked 80-100 hours per week. Employees were...

Asynchronous Communication: Every Company Going Async-First

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Things move quickly these days. In 2020, remote work was the future. In early 2021, it was hybrid work. As we head into 2022, now asynchronous work has been declared the future.   What is asynchronous communication? Simply put, asynchronous means “not happening at the same time.” Therefore, asynchronous communication is a form of discussion where the parties participate at...

Every Company Announcing A Hybrid Work Model (Update: May 3, 2022)

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The spread of COVID-19 forced anyone who could work from home to do just that. Where and how work should be done was questioned in a massive, global experiment. As a result, many companies announced permanent policies for remote work. As some offices started to open again in 2021, other companies announced hybrid work plans. This is a list of all of those hybrid announcements. But first, here is...

Private Companies That Own Bitcoin: The List Of Treasuries

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Remote work, freelancing, and Bitcoin (I’d add tokenization, AI, and others… I just don’t know much about those) are three massive tools being adopted at exponential speed. The internet has enabled… Work to be done anywhere (remote) Value to be generated and earned on your own (freelance), and Value to be stored and exchanged digitally without a middleman (Bitcoin) How and...

Great Resignation Statistics (2022)

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The Great Resignation was coined by Dr. Anthony Klotz, an associate professor of management at Texas A&M University. In May of 2021, Klotz shared the term in a Bloomberg interview to describe the decisions of millions of workers to quit their jobs during the pandemic. Klotz researches how and why employees resign from their jobs and how executives manage resignations. He was uniquely...

Great Resignation Or Great Reshuffle?

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There are a ton of new buzzwords floating around the workplace. It makes sense why – the world’s workforce switched how it worked in 2020. Professors, business leaders, and journalists have been staking their claims on new terms and trends ever since. Two of the important trends that have been coined recently are The Great Resignation and The Great Reshuffle.  If...

Every Country Doing A 4-Day Work Week (APR 21, 2022 UPDATE)

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<< 4-Day Work Week: Complete Overview Individual companies are the ones leading the charge toward a four-day work week. Often, it’s the choice of the employer to offer a four-day work week as a benefit to its employees, to attract or retail talent, or help improve the work-life balance for its team. Mostly, this movement comes through the private sector. But there is a push for the...

Every Company Leaving California: 2020-2022 (Apr 18 UPDATE)

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Arguably since the first agricultural revolution 10,000+ years ago, work has been tied a fixed location. That location-based work – first a farm, then a manufacturing plant, then an office – created opportunity. Opportunity attracted workers (or new citizens). Therefore, we always formed cities, countries, and societies primarily through location-based opportunity. Go where the work...

Every UK Company Doing The 4-Day Work Week

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The Status Of The UK 4-Day Work Week The average weekly hours worked for full-time workers in the United Kingdom has trended slightly downward from 38 hours in the late 1990s to 36 currently. Workers are looking for more time outside of work as the decades have progressed.  The next logical push has been toward a four-day work week, which typically cuts both hours and days of work. As I...