As people across the globe abruptly adjust to remote working, many have faced challenges – from WiFi woes to toddler tantrums on Zoom. Canvas8 spoke to Dave Cook, an anthropologist at University College London, to better understand how people can perform their best when working remotely.
Dave Cook is an anthropology researcher at UCL. His research interests include the future of work, the gig economy, remote working, globalisation, and neoliberalism and design cultures.
Louis Tozer is a senior behavioural analyst on the social sciences team at Canvas8. Trained as a social historian, he has a background in qualitative research, and after an early career spent at the Institute of Philosophy and Social Theory in Belgrade, he made the crossover into cultural insights. Outside of Canvas8, he can be found down the swimming pool, fixing his bike, or complaining to his friends.
Working nine-to-five may have been a mainstay in 20th century life, but as technology has freed people from their desks, many have sought a more flexible way of earning a living. What impact is the rise of freelancing having on other areas of life, such as daily routines and lifestyles?
With people around the world being urged to socially distance themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic, remote working has fast become a new normal. How can employers bring their staff together (virtually) during this turbulent time, and what are the key challenges remote workers face?
Companies may strive to be at the forefront of office space innovation by introducing ping-pong tables or nap pods, but employees appreciate something a lot more functional. How can AI, VR, and wearables be harnessed in the service of a happier, more productive workforce?
The career expectations of young workers are changing, and fast. Autonomy, flexibility, and personal and professional development are priorities for Gen Yers and Zers. Culture Call, a transatlantic podcast by The Financial Times explores the issues central to the lives of young professionals.