The gig economy and social media are closely related. The two have grown side by side, and both have forever changed the way we work, live, and play. But has the internet brought us together or isolated us? It seems that despite being connected by a web of technology, we are segregated. Social media is siloed. Gig workers are on their own. Big Data knows more about us than we know about each other. Perhaps there’s a future of work in which technology can bring us back together?
In many ways, our individual worlds are shaped by the events that befall us. Some are glorious and uplifting, others tragic and traumatic. Every life-changing event we face shapes our perceptions. Big events, for good or ill, help to define us. This is particularly true during tough times. Yet it’s how we respond to a crisis, and how we receive support through it, that ultimately influences our determination of society, along with the role we decide to play as members of it. The past 15[...]
Billions around the world ushered in 2017 last weekend. And with New Year’s Eve celebrations, a slew of well-meaning resolutions follow. People vow to reach their fitness goals, finish lingering projects, learn new things, see the world and spend more time with friends and loved ones. The momentum toward fostering greater levels of work-life balance continues to grow. Flexible, family oriented HR initiatives and remote working arrangements are cropping up in response to the need. However,[...]
Over the past few weeks, we began curating a series of weekly videos called “Mindful Mondays,” which demonstrate the power that mindfulness programs play in helping busy professionals better manage their stress while optimizing their focus. Although the tips are entertaining, they’re presented by leading therapists and experts in the field who recognize that business demands and competitive pressures have grown more complex. The “overwhelmed employee” represents the hallmark of today’s[...]