The future of work is flexibility

May 7, 2021

If you ask labor experts what the future of work will look like, most are reluctant to commit. “The future work is uncertain,” said one. “Uh, I would say the future of work is in flux,” said another. “The future of work is not predetermined,” offered a third.

That’s Carl Van Horn at Rutgers University, Alex Colvin at Cornell University, and Jessie Hammerling at the University of California, Berkeley, respectively. And they did elaborate.

“The uncertainty has to do with not only people’s behavior, but also employers,” Van Horn said. That’s uncertainty about vaccine rules at the office or whether working from home is an employee benefit.

Marketplace, May 6, 2021

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