Dissatisfied with rigid corporate structure, a growing number of people are opting to be self-employed; freelancers are set to make up 40% of the US workforce by 2020. Many independent workers are being drawn to coworking spaces in cities, but what’s the appeal of these communal offices?
Students of the 21st century are hungry for a career that can give them the world. Many are leaving school laden with ambition, entrepreneurial spirit and an impressive history of extracurricular activities, but can the career landscape really offer what they’re after?
Women looking for a post-work watering hole can sometimes feel stuck between expensive restaurants and noisy bars full of sports fans and rowdy drinkers. Where to go for casual drinks without the faff of reservations or unwanted attention? Starbucks Evenings, a classy new drinks and snacks option, could be the answer.
The office is changing. New technology means employees are more mobile, affecting the physical and cultural dynamics. By 2020, freelancers will make up 40% of the workforce, and rent-an-office spaces and cafés are meeting this new need. So what will the office of the future look like?
“Amazon is where overachievers go to feel bad about themselves,” says Noelle Barnes, who worked at the tech giant for nine years. This is a saying that circulates around the company’s campus, and following an exposé by The New York Times, it’s come under fire for its punishing work culture.