This #VocTechPodcast episode of The Edtech Podcast (@podcastedtech) looks at the #FutureOfWork experiment that is 2020. It interrogates some of the forecasts for the future of work now that many of them have come true.
For example, the office of national statistics here in the UK stated that 46.6% of people in employment doing some work at home as of April 2020 was largely because of COVID.
But how many of them were happy about the shift?
Who is paying their home, lighting and heating bills?
What unfair distribution of success is homeworking having by function, i.e. depending on the level of human interaction needed?
What about the people that can’t work from home, and what about the economy dependent on commuting?
Our guests on this episode are both investors but are coming at this conversation from two very different angles. One funds and supports ambitious ideas for using technology to improve the lives of low wage workers or ‘worker tech’, whilst the other is General Partner at an early-stage fund investing in workplace technology companies that have a strategy to sell to and through employers. Enjoy the episode. It’s a great listen!
You can follow the conversation using #voctechpodcast and #edtechpod.
- Cansu Deniz Bayrak, Senior Partner, Bethnal Green Ventures | Twitter: @cansudb
- Allison Baum, General Partner, SemperVirens Venture Capital | Twitter: @ABaumGates
- Sophie Bailey, Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech
References from this week’s episode
- Ufi Voctech Trust – website, homepage
- Ufi Voctech – Twitter
- Ufi Voctech Trust – LinkedIn
- Ufi Week of Voctech – website link
- Allison Baum Gates – LinkedIn
- Allison Baum Gates – Twitter
- Sempervirens Venture Capital – Website
- Springhealth – Website
- Springhealth – Twitter
- Brightside – Website
- Brightside – Twitter
- The 100 Year Life – Website for the book Allison references
- A Hitchhiker’s Guide To Permanently Flipping The Workplace – Medium Article
- The Future Of Work Becomes Work – Medium Article
- Cansu Deniz Bayrak – LinkedIn
- Cansu Deniz Bayrak – Twitter
- Bethnal Green Ventures – Website
- Bethnal Green Ventures – Twitter
- The Resolution Foundation – Website
- The Resolution Foundation – Twitter
- Workerbird – Website
- Workerbird – Twitter
- Organise – Website
- Organise – Twitter
- Tendo – Website
- Tendo – Twitter
- Breakroom – Website
- Breakroom – Twitter
- The Resolution Foundation Publications – Direct link to The Resolution Foundation’s publications page
- What is Worker Tech– BGV blog post with their podcast episodes
Thank you to the Ufi Voctech Trust
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