WebHeader_Grove.png
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Support NHPR with a year-end gift today for 2 chances to win a trip to Aruba!

Technologies And Philosophies Changing The Workplace

(Pixabay)
(Pixabay)

How much are you working when you’re at work? That’s the question increasingly on the minds of employers, especially ones in Silicon Valley.

The New York Times exposé on Amazon painted a portrait – one that Amazon refutes – of a harsh workplace where employees are measured by algorithms and anonymous peer reviews.

Elsewhere, some employers are starting to use technologies that can track their workers. And some companies, like Netflix, are pushing workplace philosophies that value results, and not hard work.

Here & Now’s Robin Young speaks with Steve Henn of NPR for a look at the many ways the workplace is changing.

[Youtube]

[Youtube]

Planet Money episode: Hard Work Is Irrelevant

Guest

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

You make NHPR possible.

NHPR is nonprofit and independent. We rely on readers like you to support the local, national, and international coverage on this website. Your support makes this news available to everyone.

Give today. A monthly donation of $5 makes a real difference.