3/27 Monday WorkLifeLinks
Here are a few other places around the Web talking WorkLifeBurnout and WorkingHumanly:
- IBM is joining the ranks of companies bringing remote workers back into the office.
- Most popular piece at the New Yorker last week — a report on the dark side of the Gig Economy, featuring a Lyft driver picking up a ride while in active labor, and Lyft attagirl-ing her for it. (Reminds me of the guy I worked with at a software company who had a near fatal allergic reaction at lunch, had coworkers take him to the ER to pump him full of adrenaline and other meds to counter the reaction, then went back to work because it was code-complete week. The company gave him an award. He literally. nearly. died. to keep a coding milestone from not slipping, and the company said, “Hey, thanks!”)
- Speaking of the risk of working yourself to death, Silicon Valley is working on that as well. Not helping you not work so hard, obviously; helping you to not die.
- In WorkingHumanly news, Anthem recently announced a plan to bring neurodiversity into the workforce through hiring of people with autism. Details are a little sparse (the article doesn’t note that autism is a spectrum disorder, meaning that some people with autism will be ideal candidates, but others will not), but credit where credit is due.