Designing a New Operating System for Work


[Reposted from Medium] The battles between Uber and taxi companies and the 1099 vs. W-2 debateare just the first signs of the upheaval emerging with the rise of the on-demand economy. We are at the beginning of an historic transformation in the nature of work and structure of American jobs. A host of technologies—from automation to digital platforms for coordination of tasks, from Lyft to Gigwalk to HourlyNerd are reinventing not just what people do to earn a living but at a much deeper level how we organize to create value. For the new class of on-demand or platform workers, there are no career ladders to climb and often no human bosses holding you accountable. Your “manager” might even be an algorithm that breaks down jobs into individual tasks and automatically routes them to the best qualified and available “gig worker.”
Source: The Institute for the Future

Designing a New Operating System for Work

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