Articles about The Future of Work
5 ways to separate life and work when you’re the boss of your own business
Being your own boss is hard. Take care of yourself and use these tips to inch closer to the work-life balance you need to keep from burning out.
Microsoft lets its employees work in a treehouse in the woods
Software giant Microsoft has built a set of new offices for the staff of its headquarters — and they're located high in the air atop high-tech treehouses.
Facebook wants to help you find your next job
Facebook is muscling into the online job-search marketplace. Now if only you could keep their bosses from seeing your embarrassing photos, too.
Do you need a Millennial mentor? Get ready for the latest fad to hit corporate America
The millennial generation has gotten a bad rap — but they could be what companies need to survive. Do you need a millennial mentor?
Survey: Americans want to limit robots to ‘dangerous’ and ‘unhealthy’ jobs
Americans support having machines do the grunt work, giving humans the opportunity to pursue more creative, less monotonous tasks.
Almost 1 in 5 Americans know someone whose job has been affected by automation
A new report from Pew Research Center shows that 18% of Americans reported knowing someone whose salary or hours have been cut, or who has lost a position, due to “workforce automation.
This AI spies on your contacts and writes emails to them
A new email plugin called Crystal made accurate judgments on one reporter's email style. It can help people navigate tone and content with strangers.
New robot gets knocked down — but it gets up again (you are never gonna keep it down)
Scientists have created a new robot that can fall down repeatedly without suffering significant damage — and can get back up without human assistance.
When this ex-Google X director fires you, he may call it ‘liberation’
By liberating employees from jobs they're unsuited for instead of firing them, people can see that there's life beyond the one position they currently have.
This chatbot will help you face death
Can a robot ease the existential angst of those facing imminent death? It might seem unlikely, but that's exactly what a new chatbot was able to do.
Apple posts job teaching Siri to listen to users’ troubles
Apple is hiring a trainer to teach its artificially-intelligent voice interface, Siri, to have "serious conversations." Would you trust it?
Why the workplace, not college, may be the best education
Job skills -- how to use new software, piece through data, give presentations, speak in public -- are not what you learn at college. For practical, job-based skills, get a job.
3 career lessons from TIME’s ‘first’ women
The collection of women's stories also happens to be a treasure trove of work wisdom. Here's what a few members of the list can teach you about your career.
3 ways automation can help workers in the future
While Elon Musk is tweeting that super-intelligent robots will bring World War III, there are other experts rebuking dystopian visions and are offering a more hopeful take.
Only 7% of workers feel productive at the office, survey finds
If you want to be productive, step away from your cubicle and go back home. That's what FlexJobs’ new survey of more than 5,500 professionals found.
The future of work is medically enhanced ‘elite super-workers,’ report says
It's already started.
Could your next doctor’s appointment be mediated by a robot ethicist?
Experts estimate that as many as half of all jobs are vulnerable to automation. Here's a new set of jobs in the path of the robot invasion.
Five scientific ways you can make your brain agile
Staying smart takes work.
Petya is the scariest computer virus yet for Microsoft Windows users. Here’s what to do about it.
The Petya virus is sweeping worldwide computer networks. Here's what you need to know.
3 questions to ask yourself before you move for a new job
Moving for a job isn't an easy decision. Here's what to think about.
Five ways to welcome LGBTQ employees during Pride month
All employees want to be respected.
Celebrity chef Charlie Palmer on career switches: ‘All you can do is focus on the future’
Don't look back if you're trying to move forward.
Grief leave is catching on with more companies
When your heart is broken, your head doesn’t work right.
Accenture aims at ambitious goal for 2025: a workforce of half men, half women
About 40% of the company's employees are women. That will go up.
Fewer than 10% of tech startups are owned by women, study says
But that can change.
5 ways your life changes when you bike to work
Biking to work could improve your whole day — and save you money.
4 ways companies like IBM became the best at hiring diverse women
Diversity isn't an accident.
The majority of Americans believe you can get a good job without a college degree
But you really can't.
Good news: The best U.S. cities for job-hunting are sunny and warm
Bring along sunglasses to find a job.
Ladders 101: The most influential people in the world of work, management, and career
This list of 101 people represents those to whom we look for inspiration. We hope their accomplishments, and their advice, lift you a little too.
Surprise! Ladders survey of workers says millennials are impoverished workaholics
Millennials are different from previous generations in what they want at work — but not in the ways people expect.
Right out of the gate, women make less money than men
The gender pay gap starts immediately after college. But what really causes it?
Life without a boss isn’t always a dream come true
Without a boss, teams do the boss's work in addition to their own.
Google has an ‘extreme’ gender pay gap, US government says
The Labor Department is going after Silicon Valley for pay discrepancies, and Google is a target.
Study: Women Supreme Court justices interrupted three times as often as men
Women on the bench learned that they needed to cut straight to the point.
How to be a powerful young person at work
Youth can be a big advantage.
Uber and the new science of how employers control your behavior at work
Workplace, or human laboratory?
Childcare comes to one coworking space, so why not everywhere?
People work and have children. Why haven't more companies combined the two?
Google finds that teenagers don’t care about money or jobs
The future of work is probably going to be video games and Doritos.
Kids today want men to be master of the house and women to stay home
Gender equality may be less of a straight line and more of a circle.
FBI Director’s secret Twitter account shows why you have no internet privacy
If the head of the FBI can't keep his social media accounts private, you can't either.
This summer camp teaches teenagers how to create a personal brand
The summer camp teaches everything from how to market yourself to excellent camera angles.
12 tips for your best resume ever
Here's how to create a resume that will stand out for every kind of job.
Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg recognizes that ‘Lean In’ didn’t make women equal
Telling women to work harder didn't get women very far — maybe because they were working hard before.
A JP Morgan intern who had to click on 12,000 websites regrets nothing
Algorithms can't do everything, as one unfortunate intern found.
Bankers and lawyers will be routinely fired and replaced with algorithms
Like all good job-hunters, robot overlords are coming for the best and highest-paid jobs first.
Little girl loves a “robot,” but one might take your job in the future
Robots and automation are not just threats for blue-collar jobs, but white-collar ones.
Italy wants to offer women ‘menstrual leave’
Menstrual leave is designed to empower women to take care of themselves, but it frequently acts as a stigma.
The mommy wars come to work
Women without children are seen as shallow and ambitious; women with children are paid less. Nobody wins in these identity wars.
Will unions come to Silicon Valley’s well-paid workforce?
Will Silicon Valley encourage its workers to unionize for political power if it means also changing the work culture of tech?