Digitalization and the American workforce In recent decades, the diffusion of digital technology into nearly every business and workplace, also known as “digitalization,” has been remaking the U.S. economy and the world of work. The “digitalization of everything” has at once increased the potential of individuals, firms, and society while also contributing to a series of troublesome impacts and inequalities, such as worker pay disparities across many demographics, and the divergence of metropolitan economic outcomes. In light of that, this report presents a detailed analysis of changes in the digital content of 545 occupations covering 90 percent of the U.S. workforce in all industries since 2001. The analysis categorizes U.S. occupations into jobs that require high, medium or low digital skills and tracks the impacts of rapid change. The U.S. economy is digitalizing at an extremely rapid pace. Select occupations and digital skill level, 2016
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矽谷明星新創公司 Asana 行銷團隊使用的工具 Asana 是一家致力於開發團隊協同作業服務的新創公司，由 Facebook 共同創辦人、第一任技術長 Dustin Moskovitz 與 Facebook 前工程師 Justin Rosenstein 於 2008 年共同創辦。去年募得總數 2800 萬美元的 B 輪投資，包括 Peter Thiel、Benchmark、Founders Fund 和 Andreessen Horowitz 等，加上之前的投資，總募資金額為 3800 萬美金1，其他像是矽谷知名的天使投資人 Ron Conway、同樣出身 Facebook 的 Quora 創辦人 Adam D'Angelo 等也都有參與投資，算是個從創業伊始就備受矚目的新創公司。 Asana 自從 2011 年 11 月發表 beta 版後，至今已成為 Twitter、Foursquare、LinkedIn、Dropbox、Airbnb、Disqus 和 Uber 等內部團隊協作工具的選擇。
What the future of work will mean for jobs, skills, and wages In an era marked by rapid advances in automation and artificial intelligence, new research assesses the jobs lost and jobs gained under different scenarios through 2030. The technology-driven world in which we live is a world filled with promise but also challenges. Cars that drive themselves, machines that read X-rays, and algorithms that respond to customer-service inquiries are all manifestations of powerful new forms of automation. Yet even as these technologies increase productivity and improve our lives, their use will substitute for some work activities humans currently perform—a development that has sparked much public concern.
Beneath the U.S. job numbers: Tech’s influence on the workforce continues to hollow out the labor market Like clockwork, the start of each month brings the latest update on U.S. job numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Vital to assembling a momentary look at the job market’s latest trends, the report will support a pulse of urgent and useful news stories with its mixed and sometimes blurry data points on such topics as job growth and unemployment. And yet, for all that, the jobs report remains in many ways a distraction from the most important longer-term trend lines and macro forces.
The Shingo Model - Shingo Institute - Leading a New Era of Enterprise Excellence Respect must become something that is deeply felt for and by every person in an organization. Respect for every individual naturally includes respect for customers, suppliers, the community and society in general. Individuals are energized when this type of respect is demonstrated. Most associates will say that to be respected is the most important thing they want from their employment. When people feel respected, they give far more than their hands—they give their minds and hearts as well.
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A New Year’s resolution to address wage inequality in firms As I was making my New Year’s resolutions a few days ago, I found myself distracted by an old item of news. It said that the civil servant in the United Kingdom who was responsible for increasing the pension age to 67 was to retire at the age of 61 with a pension pot of 1.8 million pounds—another example, the article suggested, of the establishment helping themselves while applying a different set of rules to the rest of us. Regardless of the rights and wrongs of that particular case, it set me thinking about inequality—not just in the U.K., but more generally for developed countries. Which begs the question “why not?” Leadership Develops When You Escape Your Comfort Zone Successful leaders know that they must get out of their comfort zone to succeed. Great leaders from history are those who have spent a large amount of their time outside their comfort zone. Leaders who take risks and step into their learning zone are those that succeed.
10 Dumb Mistakes Smart People Make When It Comes To Finding Their Purpose You would think a world filled with options and opportunity would excite you. But sometimes having too many options can paralyze you. You might think to yourself: Marvin Bower Marvin Bower (born August 1, 1903 in Cincinnati, Ohio — died January 22, 2003 in Delray Beach, Florida) as an American business theorist and management consultant. Biography Bower was the son of the deputy recorder at Cuyahoga County, and grew up in the Collinwood neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio and attended Glenville High School. How to Program Your Job In 2016, an anonymous confession appeared on Reddit: “From around six years ago up until now, I have done nothing at work.” As far as office confessions go, that might seem pretty tepid. But this coder, posting as FiletOFish1066, said he worked for a well-known tech company, and he really meant nothing. He wrote that within eight months of arriving on the quality assurance job, he had fully automated his entire workload. “I am not joking.