We continue to write about the Future of Work and Pay through a series of articles.

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A social currency could express how business builds new connections with customers and society in the post Covid-19 era. The pandemic forced us to focus on local and more basic activities. Working from home, making sure you and those around you stay healthy and accepting restrictions on mobility for the greater good, have become the […]
A t ING, the Amsterdam headquartered banking giant, hundreds of independent workers had not been paid since June 2019 due to cash flow problems at the intermediate payroll service provider, TCP. Initially ING refused to compensate and defended its position by stating the payroll service provider had already been paid.  The general public took a different […]
T he 2019 Nobel prize for Economics was won by Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer from MIT and Harvard University. The award this year has received even more publicity than usual, not because Duflo is only the second woman in history to have won this prize, but also because of the nature of their […]
F reedom and autonomy rank above job security for independent workers A recent US Bureau of Labour Statistics report showed that 79% of independent contractors prefer their autonomy over a traditional employment contract where someone else tells them what to work on. In the US, around 35% of the working population are independent workers [also called […]
B y 2030, new technology and automation will replace some 20% of existing jobs and impact work activities of another 60%. Many new types of jobs and job contracts will be created as a consequence of automation and changing societal values, such as an increased desire for autonomy and improved work-life balance.  The challenge facing society […]
A re independent workers more or less prone to mental illness? Have you ever felt depressed or anxious? Symptoms of depression may include low mood, poor energy levels, feelings of guilt and poor ‘self-worth’. Anxiety symptoms may be a result of prolonged stress and include feelings of worry, fear, agitation, panic attacks,  inability to concentrate and […]
H ave you heard of Deutsche Bank, an international bank that employs 91,000 employees worldwide and has a market cap of around $16bn, first established in 1870? Of course you have, but have you heard of Adyen, a Dutch based global payments company started in 2006 with 900 employees that currently has a market cap of […]
T oday’s cities are as inefficient as farming was in 1950… In our book ‘Flex or Fail’, we described how technology transformed agriculture in the last century. Fifty percent of the people working in the US were active on the land in 1900. Today, less than 1 percent of the workforce does the same work and […]
P ublished in The Straits Times – Singapore’s leading business newspaper. The world of jobs and pay is changing fast. Technology and automation are key drivers of change but also improvements in healthcare, with subsequent increase in longevity, changes in habits and generational shifts, are transforming labor markets. Future generations will work in positions that do […]