Work Futures Institute is a research organization, pursuing an exploration of critical themes of the ecology of work, and the anthropology of the future. This is the Institute's newsletter.

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Aug 15Work Futures Daily - Heading Off To Shelter Island
Aug 14Work Futures Daily - Know Your Limitations
Aug 13Work Futures Daily - New Organizations, Same Economics
Aug 11Work Futures Weekly - Summer Rules
Aug 10Slack and the Future of Work Platforms
Aug 9Work Futures Daily - Trying to Catch Up
Aug 8Work Futures Daily - Even My Biases Are Biased
Aug 4Work Futures Weekly - We march backwards into the future.
Aug 2Work Futures Daily - More Science, Please
Aug 1Work Futures Daily - Who Wins in The Gig Economy?
Jul 31Work Futures Daily - Theory of Mind, Theory of Hand
Jul 30Work Futures Daily - Bunk and Debunk
Jul 29Work Futures Weekly - What the Hell is Work Futures, Anyway?
Jul 27Work Futures Daily - Learning the Lessons of History
Jul 25Work Futures Daily - I am made greater by the sum of my connections
Jul 24Work Futures Daily - If This Goes On–
Jul 23Work Futures Daily - Corporate Ideologies
Jul 21Work Futures Weekly - The First Week Of The Rest Of My Life
Jul 20Work Futures Daily - A Long, Long Week
Jul 19Work Futures Daily - Platforming Change
Jul 18Work Futures Daily - All The Way Back From China
Jul 17Work Futures Daily - Jet Lagged Like Never Before
Jul 6Socialogy: The Book
Jul 3Work Futures Announcement - Time Off/Travel
Jun 28Work Futures Daily - Models, Models, Models!
Jun 26Work Futures Daily - Change is an Attempt to Adapt
Jun 25Work Futures Daily - Thank You, James Hansen
Jun 22Work Futures Daily - Now with Comments!
Jun 21Work Futures Daily - The Future of Work in Marketing
Jun 19Work Futures Daily - Curiosity Beats Passion
Jun 18Work Futures Daily - Where are the Flying Cars?
Jun 15Work Futures Daily - Automation on Steroids
Jun 14Work Futures Daily - Keeping to the Plan
Jun 12Work Futures Daily - Blurry May Be the Clearest Vision
Jun 11Work Futures Daily - Summertime, and the Living is Easy
Jun 8Work Futures Daily - Lewis Carroll was right
Jun 7Work Futures Daily - Themes, Memes, and Schemes
Jun 6Work Futures Weekly - A Sneak Peek
Jun 5Work Futures Daily - In Praise of Idleness
Jun 4Work Futures Daily - Headed for a Post-Work Future?
Jun 3Work Futures Weekly -- What's Going On?
Jun 1Work Futures Daily - The Future 'Work Futures Quarterly'
May 31#Work Futures Daily - The Ecology of Work
May 30Work Futures Daily - Wicked Problems
May 29Work Futures Daily - Pushing Back On Bad Ideas
May 18Work Futures Daily - Welcome to the Institute
May 17Work Futures Weekly - After The Rain
May 15Work Futures Weekly - Bullshit Jobs
May 13Work Futures Weekly - Is The Office a Minefield?
May 11Work Futures Daily - What? Medium Screws Publishers Again?
May 10Work Futures Daily - The Era of Conversation
May 8Work Futures Daily - I'm Here. I'm There. I'm Everywhere.
May 7Work Futures Daily - Wait! It's May?
May 6Work Futures Weekender - 'Self-driving cars will crash'
May 4Work Futures Daily - Straight From Winter To Summer
May 3Work Futures Daily - As Obsolete as Feudalism
May 2Work Futures Daily - How To Destroy My Productivity
May 1Work Futures Daily - May Day! May Day!
Apr 30Work Futures Daily - Overwork Death Cult
Apr 29Work Futures Weekend - Changes Afoot
Apr 27Work Futures Daily - Knowing the World
Apr 26Work Futures Daily - Spring Has Sprung!
Apr 25Work Futures Daily - When Will We Leave The Bronze Age Behind?
Apr 24Work Futures Daily - Resurfacing
Apr 23Web Culture: Individuality, Belonging, And Scalar Freedom
Apr 22Deep Work Culture Eats Shallow Organization Culture
Apr 20Work Futures Daily - Slow Down, You Move Too Fast
Apr 18Work Futures Daily - Smells Like Teen Spirit
Apr 17Work Futures Daily - Retreating to the Restroom
Apr 16Work Futures Daily - Massacre of the Dilberts
Apr 13Work Futures Daily - Coworking Collision?
Apr 12Work Futures Daily - A Barrage of Reports on the Future of Work
Apr 11Work Futures Daily - Yes, I’m a Deletist
Apr 10Work Futures Daily - Equal Pay Day
Apr 9Work Futures Daily - Marching Backwards Into The Future
Apr 8Work Futures Weekender - Postnational in the Postnormal?
Apr 6Work Futures Daily - Canary in the Coal Mine
Apr 5Work Futures Daily - Work, Work, Work
Apr 4The Wavicle Theory of Work
Apr 3Work Futures Daily - AI is Everywhere
Apr 2Work Futures Daily - Making Some Headway
Apr 2subscript: Smartsheet is a social tool with an image problem
Apr 1Work Futures Weekender - April Fools Day
Mar 31subscript: Doing That Crazy Hand Jive: Gesture And The Future Of User Experience
Mar 30Work Futures Daily - Thumb's Up?
Mar 30Diversity leads to better decisions but not for the reasons you’d think
Mar 30Uncovering the paradox of diversity: better results, lower satisfaction
Mar 29Update on Hypothesis Experiment
Mar 29Work Futures Daily - How Much Is Enough?
Mar 28Work Futures Daily - Uber Settles Suit Over Unequal Pay
Mar 27Work Futures Daily - The Costs of Curiosity
Mar 26Work Futures Daily - A Deep Dive into Global Economic Inequality
Mar 2410 Work Skills for A Working Future: Video
Mar 24Work Futures Weekender - Another Working Weekend
Mar 23Work Futures Daily - Welcome to the Unknowable
Mar 22Work Futures Daily - To Everything, Turn, Turn, Turn
Mar 22Subscript: What About Driverless?
Mar 20Work Futures Daily - Fashioning the Future
Mar 19Work Futures Daily - What I Learned Last Week
Mar 13Work Futures Daily - Alexa Goes To Work
Mar 13Subscript: Is Alexa a Path to Enterprise Work Management for Amazon?
Mar 12Work Futures Daily - Not In Milan, After All
Mar 9Work Futures Daily - Emergent Leadership and Social Capital
Mar 8Work Futures Daily - Losing Control of My Reading Pile
Mar 7Work Futures Daily - Envisioning a Working Future
Mar 6Work Futures Daily - Start Your Day Right
Mar 6Subscript: Outsourcing Your Job To AI's
Mar 6On Work Futures Dot Org
Mar 5Work Futures Daily - Work Futures Dot Org
Mar 5subscript: More Questions about Occupational Licensing
Mar 5What Drives Us?
Mar 2Work Futures Daily - Introducing Subscripts
Mar 2Subscript: On Dropbox and Google Integration
Mar 1Work Futures Daily - Time To Sell The Standing Desk?
Feb 28Work Futures Daily - New Thinking for New Times
Feb 28Cooperation, Collaboration, and the Diffusion of Affiliation
Feb 27Work Futures Daily - The Driverless Economy is Here. Brace Yourself.
Feb 27Two Men and the Fate of American Labor Policy
Feb 26Work Futures Daily - The History of Alternative Work
Feb 26What Does Alternative Work Mean?
Feb 25Work Futures Weekly - What We Can Learn From the Kurds
Feb 23Work Futures Daily - Inappropriate Behavior at Work is Commonplace
Feb 22Work Futures Daily -- When Will We See US Wages Rise?
Feb 21A Working Future - Carla Paredes in the Cab, 2027
Feb 21A Working Future
Feb 21A Manifesto For A New Way Of Work
Feb 21Swift Trust in the Gig Economy
Feb 20Work Futures Daily - Work Uncertainty Index
Feb 18Work Futures Weekly - Friends and Inspirations
Feb 16Asking Questions
Feb 16Work Futures Daily - Balancing Convergence and Divergence
Feb 16What We Can Learn From ‘Janesville’
Feb 16The Hidden Economics of Ideas
Feb 15Work Futures Daily - Secondhand Stress
Feb 15How to make bad decisions: Assume everyone is equally competent
Feb 14Work Futures Daily - Robot Density on the Rise
Feb 13Work Futures Daily - Fighting The Robot Apocalypse
Feb 12Work Futures Daily - The End of the Dress Code
Feb 11Work Futures Weekly - Anotherists and Otherists
Feb 10Work Futures Daily - Here Come The Robots
Feb 8Work Futures Daily - Is Anonymous Feedback Harmful?
Feb 7Work Futures Daily - Waves of Automation
Feb 6The Fish Rots From The Tail, While The Head Is Clueless
Feb 6On Reading John Kay’s Obliquity
Feb 6Deborah Gordon | The Most Important Connection In Any Network Is The Local
Feb 6Work Futures Daily - The Cost Of Motherhood
Feb 5Work Futures Daily - The Case Against Radical Transparency
Feb 4Work Futures Weekly - First Week
Feb 2Work Futures Daily - Adaptability
Feb 1Work Futures Daily - Moving Toward A Wiser Future
Jan 31Work Futures Daily - New Economy, Same Old Story?
Jan 31Macro and Micro Futures
Jan 31Work Futures Daily - More Time At Home = Less Energy Used
Jan 29Why I Am Moving Work Futures to Substack from Medium
Jan 25About Work Futures
Jan 24The Future of Work Futures
Jan 222018-01-22 The End of Chitchat
Jan 22Work Futures Daily - Maybe We Should Train AI To Lead Change Management Initiatives?
Jan 19Work Futures Daily — Writers and Typists
Jan 18Big Changes Coming!
Jan 17Work Futures Daily - A Small Step, Kinda
Jan 16Work Futures Daily - Brick-and-Mortar v Online Retail v Driverless Retail
Jan 15Work Futures Daily - Martin Luther King Day
Jan 12Work Futures Daily - A Renaissance, or Avalanche, Depending
Jan 11Work Futures Daily - Time For A Note-Taking AI Assistant?
Jan 10Work Futures Daily - Driverless Everything
Jan 9Work Futures Daily - Management Whiplash
Jan 8Work Futures Daily - Golden Globes, #MeToo, and Workplace Pay Equity
Jan 6Work Futures Daily - The Paywall Will Be Closing Soon!
Jan 5Work Futures Daily - Mobilizing!
Jan 4Work Futures Daily - Chaos is the New Normal
Jan 3Work Futures Daily - Day 3 of 2018 and Counting
Jan 2Work Futures Daily - Happy, er, Welcome to 2018!
Dec 29, 2017Work Futures Daily - 2017 is Almost Done
Dec 28, 2017Work Futures Daily - In A Deep Freeze
Dec 22, 2017Work Futures Daily - I'll Be Home For The Holidays
Dec 21, 2017Work Futures Daily - Medium Makes Things Clearish
Dec 20, 2017Work Futures Daily - Uber Hits A Wall
Dec 18, 2017Work Futures Daily - And So Begins Another Week
Dec 17, 2017Work Futures Daily - Teams, Rounds, and Consent
Dec 17, 2017Work Futures Daily - The Big Switch
Dec 15, 2017Work Futures Daily - Speaking of Work
Dec 14, 2017Is Amazon The New Uber?
Dec 14, 2017Work Futures Daily - We Are All In The Gutter
Dec 13, 2017Work Futures Daily - Steady Is As Steady Does
Dec 12, 2017Work Futures Daily - Migrants and Maps
Dec 11, 2017Work Futures Daily - Monday, Monday
Dec 10, 2017Work Futures Daily - Digging Out
Dec 8, 2017Work Futures Daily -Has Patreon Screwed Everything Up?
Dec 7, 2017Work Futures Daily - Otherist v Anotherist
Dec 6, 2017Work Futures Daily - High Sierra Upgrade
Dec 5, 2017Work Futures Daily - More on Working Futures
Dec 4, 2017Work Futures Daily - Getting My Feet Under Me
Dec 3, 2017Work Futures Daily - 60º In December?
Dec 1, 2017Work Futures Daily - Meetings That Don't Suck
Nov 30, 2017Work Futures Daily - On Keeping Track
Nov 29, 2017Work Futures Daily - Trying To Balance
Nov 27, 2017Work Futures Daily - Back To Work
Nov 27, 2017Beneath and Beyond Corporate Culture
Nov 16, 2017Work Futures Daily - Living in the Whirlwind
Nov 14, 2017Work Futures Daily - On The Road Again
Nov 8, 2017Work Futures Daily - Disturbing the Present
Oct 25, 2017Work Futures Daily - Disrupting Physical Space
Oct 21, 2017Work Futures Daily - Another Run At A Newsletter
Sep 29, 2017On Demand Work, and the Two-Tier Economy
Sep 6, 2017Who Owns Work, and Its Future?
Jul 23, 2017The Future of Work Culture: Three Heresies
May 19, 2017IBM ends remote work: but it’s really just another layoff
May 2, 2017Untelling the Lie at the Heart of Business
Apr 11, 20172017-04-11 Why Is Productivity Such a Mystery?
Feb 21, 2017The way we work doesn’t work, anymore
Feb 20, 2017Organizational Transfusion, not Transformation
Feb 1, 2017Dropbox Paper and Smart Sync: Fighting a war on two fronts with two heads
Jan 7, 2017Work Futures Daily -- This Week at Work
Oct 22, 2016Action Items in Google Docs
Sep 21, 2016Ism's
Jun 25, 2016The Cult of Leadership and the Downfall of Workism
May 26, 2016Augmented Cognition: not science fiction, just smarts on our phones
May 16, 2016Documents are the new Email
May 5, 2016Google’s Unwritten Rule for Team Collaboration
Apr 14, 2016A Work Futures Reading List
Mar 17, 2016The New Aesthetics of Work
Mar 10, 2016Today’s business organization is an oligarchy, and that needs to change
Mar 8, 2016The Rise of Work Chat Anti-Hype
Feb 6, 2016Esko Kilpi on the Architecture of Work
Aug 24, 2015What’s My Agenda?
May 28, 2015Creating a Data-Driven Culture
Apr 30, 2015A New Era of Messaging
Apr 25, 20152015-04-25 Women, and The Paradoxes of Work Intelligence
Apr 11, 2015Trawling with Engines of Meaning
Apr 10, 2015Creativity in Teams: The Truth Hurts
Apr 4, 2015The Hollowness of Gamification versus Going Deep
Mar 31, 2015The Simple Rationale for Diversity
Mar 24, 2015Email is not too big to fail
Mar 23, 2015Voluntarily-Formed Teams Perform Better Than Alternatives
Mar 23, 2015Why are disengaged employees disengaged?
Mar 23, 2015Are you ready for digital transformation? Probably not.
Mar 22, 2015Dissensus, not consensus, is the shorter but steeper path
Mar 12, 2015Work Skills for the Future: Constructive Uncertainty
Mar 7, 2015Deep Culture: A New Way of Work
Mar 5, 2015Privacy and Security in the coming ‘Internet of Things’
Feb 27, 2015Will the flex week evolve into the four-day work week?
Feb 21, 2015The Trouble with Nowhere
Feb 18, 2015The Rise of Algorithmic HR
Feb 16, 20152015-02-16 The Promise — and Curse — of Open Offices
Feb 15, 20152015-02-15 Millennials and the leadership gap
Feb 9, 20152015-02-09 The Benefits of Idleness
Jan 25, 20152015-01-25 Phil Gilbert on sidestepping cognitive biases in group design activities
Jan 24, 20152015-01-24 If Teams Are So Great, Why Do We Have So Much Trouble With Them?
Jan 23, 20152015-01-23 Best Way To Increase Innovation And Productivity? Tell Your Staff To Come In Later.

Work Futures Institute is a research organization, pursuing an exploration of critical themes of the ecology of work, and the anthropology of the future. This is the Institute's newsletter.