Insights from future of work discussions 💬 🌍

Megaphone with flowers — better communication around future of work trends

An update on the world of work from the President of the World Employment Confederation, Bettina Schaller.

A bit on Bettina’s backstory and the big topics at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos [ via CTW].

  1. The world is in crisis — health, food, climate, energy, a talent shortage, inflation, geopolitics — an opportunity for labour markets?
  2. The metaverse — bringing the future to the present

I walked away from Davos thinking that’s it, that’s it — it’s gonna come. It’s gonna be here — Bettina Schaller.

Everyone has their own agenda at these big meetings. How can freelancers and startups in the digital platform space have a seat at the table and get their voices heard differently?

The classic answer is joining a union — collective bargaining.

Through finding the right allies and working through those channels. Joining expert roundtables and trade organisations like the Center for the Transformation of Work.

CTW’s mission is to transform work for 1 billion people by 2025.

They are building a community of experts and like-minded practitioners — and are keen to have more freelancers join their calls.

An opportunity to contribute to the discussion and help redesign work.
https://transformationofwork.org/manifesto

On the evolution of the internet: “the part where it gets less flat”. Scaling services, crossing borders, sharing virtual spaces, and new ways of expressing ourselves…

Exciting to hear that spatial audio in 3D meetings adds empathy, which isn’t possible with 2D audio.

A fascinating discussion — much food for thought! Watch here.

Oculus Quest 2 (much improved) or shall I wait for 3…?

Truss v Sunak — can’t stand it. Get the businesspeople and entrepreneurs on the job!

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Originally published at https://nikatalbot.substack.com on July 24, 2022.

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Writer and tech storyteller | Building an online media business. Stories on biz growth, writing, remote work and life design. Supercharge your solo work 🏄🏻‍♀️