This week: working less for more, and the future of work not as usual. Sandra Peter (Sydney Business Insights) and Kai Riemer (Digital Disruption Research Group) meet once a week to put their own spin on news that is impacting the future of business in The Future, This Week.

The stories this week

04:50 Experimenting with the 4-day work week

12:18 What’s missing from the future of work debate

Other stories we bring up

Nike’s decision to stop selling merchandise to Amazon

Condé Nast’s CEO still isn’t sure about the impact of Apple News Plus

Why the world is running out of sand

We’d better be ready to rethink the meaning of work, because things are changing fast

What if you had a four-day week?

Microsoft tried a 4-day workweek in Japan

The case for a 4-day workweek

When your boss is an algorithm (1)

When your boss is an algorithm (2)

Our previous conversations about the four hour work week and #996 culture

Our previous conversation on robolawyers

Our previous conversation on Uber drivers ‘secretly colluding’ to cause price surges

The Uber study by researchers Mareike Möhlmann and Ola Henfridsson, from Warwick Business School, and Lior Zalmanson

Our previous conversation on gig platforms’ claims over worker chat groups

Our discussion of Kickstarter and the automation paradox

Hospital software tells doctors of their ‘deficiencies’


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