Trendwatch Workplace: June 4, 2020

June 4th, 2020


Strategy + Business: How COVID-19 is Reversing Economies of Scale

Technology was already pushing mass markets and production to become more personalized and distributed, and the novel coronavirus is accelerating the shift.     

Quartz: Why Silicon Valley Is No Longer the Global Model

Entrepreneurs in emerging markets are out-innovating their Silicon Valley counterparts, argues Alex Lazarow in his new book Out-Innovate: How Global Entrepreneurs—from Delhi to Detroit—Are Rewriting the Rules of Silicon Valley.

Axios: Many Tech Workers Won't Be Going Back to the Office

Tech companies are gaming out how to bring employees back to the office, but many are expecting a new normal in which a significant portion of their workers stay home for good.

Wired: You Can Now Attend VR Meetings—No Headset Required

Virtual-reality workspace startup Spatial is offering a free version for users. All you need is a web browser.        

Supply Chain Dive: Wearables Could Be Key for Worker Safety as Warehouses Reopen

Wristbands connected to the Internet of Things present a possible safety solution, and privacy concerns.

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