KettleSpace, in cooperation with Hacker Paradise, recently hosted a webinar entitled “The Future of Work.” The goal of the panel was to explore questions like these:
Are the new employment paradigms making us financially and psychologically more vulnerable, or are they empowering us to work in a more efficient and balanced way?
Are we all going to work more? Or Less? Or for more than one employer at the same time?
What will be the key differentiators in the labor market that will make some employers more attractive than others?
The recent pandemic has dramatically changed the way we live and work. It has both limited and empowered us . . . but how?
Insights from the Panel
Here are some insights from the Future of Work panelists.
“We are all on a level playing field now, because we are all working from home . . . everybody is working from home. . . the biggest challenge is definitely creating boundaries, because the assumption is that if you are working from home, you are available all the time.” – Judy Goldberg, Founder, WonderShift LLC
“Definitely, the biggest change is being comfortable with all this discomfort . . . and still being productive.” - Sebastien Arbogast, co-founder, ChainSkills
“A challenge has been dealing with a lot of emotional breakdowns from all the stress and anxiety and uncertainty about when you can travel again. But it’s been good to have the team I have and see that a lot of us are being vulnerable about those challenges.” - Sherezz Grant, web developer at 350.org
“One thing that is changing is that we are not even aware of is our brains. We have limbic systems – which control our `flight or fight’ drive. And though we don’t realize it now, all our limbic systems are in overdrive. Stress signs are coming up in ways we don’t even realize.” – Judy Goldberg, Founder, WonderShift LLC
“The biggest thing I need to work on right now is compassion. Everybody is going through a lot of stress and it is super-important to take that into account. I try to check in with clients more often and be aware of their mental state.” - Sebastien Arbogast, co-founder, ChainSkills