The Work Issue: Reimagining the Office

Source: New York Times Magazine, February 25, 2016

Articles include:
What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team
By CHARLES DUHIGG
New research reveals surprising truths about why some work groups thrive and others falter.

Rethinking the Work-Life Equation
By SUSAN DOMINUS
It takes more than just policies to make a workplace truly flexible. The whole office culture has to change.

Failure to Lunch
by BRIAN FINKE
The lamentable rise of desktop dining.

Meet Is Murder
By VIRGINIA HEFFERNAN
They’re boring. They’re useless. Everyone hates them. So why can’t we stop having meetings?

The Post-Cubicle Office and Its Discontents
by JULIAN FAULHABER
Beige partitions have given way to napping lofts, lunch gazebos and lots of open space. But are employees any happier or more productive?

Is Blind Hiring the Best Hiring?
By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER
Most companies say they want to attract a diverse workforce, but few deliver. The only solution may be a radical one: anonymity.

Managed by Q’s ‘Good Jobs’ Gamble
By ADAM DAVIDSON
Forgoing the gig-economy model, a start-up bets on a strategy that puts cleaning-service workers on a professional path.

The Robots Are Coming for Wall Street
By NATHANIEL POPPER
Hundreds of financial analysts are being replaced with software. What office jobs are next?

The New Dream Jobs
By JENNA WORTHAM
What a survey of millennials might tell us about the workplaces of the future.