Help transform work for 1 billion people by 2025
Welcome to Issue #90!
An update on the world of work from the President of the World Employment Confederation, Bettina Schaller.
A bit on Bettina’s backstory and the big topics at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos [via CTW].
1/ Finding work for Ukrainians – how can Ukrainians who have fled or are still there work and pay their bills? Platform innovation.
2/ The world is in crisis – health, food, climate, energy, a talent shortage, inflation, geopolitics – an opportunity for labour markets?
3/ The metaverse – bringing the future to the present
I walked away from Davos thinking that’s it, that’s it – it’s gonna come. It’s gonna be here.Bettina Schaller
The voice of the worker
Everyone has their own agenda at these big meetings. How can independents and startups in the digital platform space have a seat at the table and get their voices heard differently?
The classic answer is joining a union – collective bargaining.
Through finding the right allies and working through those channels. Joining expert roundtables and trade organisations like the Center for the Transformation of Work.
CTW’s mission is to transform work for 1 billion people by 2025.
They are building a community of experts and like-minded practitioners – and are keen to have more independents join their calls.
An opportunity to contribute to the discussion and help redesign work.
Shaping a shared future – making the metaverse
On the evolution of the internet: “the part where it gets less flat”. Scaling services, crossing borders, sharing virtual spaces, and new ways of expressing ourselves…
Exciting to hear that spatial audio in 3D meetings adds empathy, which isn’t possible with 2D audio.
A fascinating discussion – much food for thought! Watch here.
Oculus Quest 2 (much improved) or shall I wait for 3…?
Truss v Sunak – can’t stand it. Get the businesspeople and entrepreneurs on the job!