Work Futures Daily | Unions and Boardrooms

| DoorDash Does | Workers in the Boardroom | More Unions | Teal Ain’t Real | Tom Nixon | Life House | False Prophets |

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Beacon NY | 2019–08–26 | Because Labor Day, I will be posting Work Futures Daily only Monday and Tuesday this week, and only Tuesday and Wednesday next week, and a single Weekly on 9 September. I am having a staycation in Beacon for the holiday weekend.

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We are on vacation at On The Horizon for August.

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I bought a new iPad Pro— with a 12.9" screen — to use as a second screen when I travel, and as a third screen at home. (I will also use it as an iPad, occasionally. I am going to see if I can take notes with the Apple Pencil.) This is my office set up, now: a 44" Dell at the upper right, the iPad at the upper left, and my Macbook Air at the center bottom.

More screenage makes things better.

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Stories

DoorDash breaks silence on driver tips, says it’ll start paying them next month | CEO Tony Xu wakes up to the negative press last week.

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Companies Might Be Smarter With Workers in the Boardroom | Noah Smith looks into research on German companies with worker representation on their boards: they did better.

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America needs more unions | German Lopez relates his ‘conversion’ from disbeliever to supporter of unions through the unionization of Vox where he works.

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Bursting The Bubble: Teal Ain’t Real | The Corporate Rebels gently caution the community about Frederic Laloux’s Teal organization thinking.


Quote of the Day

Over dinner earlier this year (2015), I confessed to Frederic Laloux that his best-selling book Reinventing Organisations was the very best business book I’d ever read that I couldn’t quite bring myself to recommend to others. There was something going on for me, where the stories in the book didn’t seem to match the conclusions.

| Tom Nixon, Resolving the awkward paradox in Frederic Laloux’s Reinventing Organisations.


Elsewhere

Room for Improvement? New Hotelier Tests an Algorithmic Pricing System | Craig Karmin reports on Life House, a hotel concept that wants to reward guests who spread the word

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Blame it on the False Prophets of Economics | Benyamin Appelbaum points out that we don’t have to accept an economic system that treats income inequality as inevitable.


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