The Society in the Loop newsletter is all about bringing you news from the intersection of tech and society.
And the workplace is arguably one of the areas most in flux in society as a result of technology. Seemingly out of nowhere, almost 3 million people in the UK are now doing ‘gigs’ for digital platforms.
As with anything new and emerging, sociologists, anthropologists, economists and the like, want to understand more about the potential consequences. This issue's 'work' section features more research on this topic.
But at Doteveryone, we're also interested in going beyond outlining the problems and presenting some solutions. Because technology, and technological change, can and should benefit more of us, more of the time.
This is why we're very pleased to announce our latest project - Better Work.
We've already been speaking with people across the UK - from Uber drivers in Stoke-on-Trent to cleaners in London to hear and understand their needs. We will then be co-creating prototypes that aim to improve the benefits of platform working whilst reducing the downsides.
We’ll be publishing our initial findings soon, so watch this space...👀
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