Sound thinking: Unworking now available as an audiobook
The reinvention of the modern office, as described in a publication by the co-founders of WORKTECH, is now available to listen to in an audiobook format
A major new book by Philip Ross and Jeremy Myerson, co-founders of the WORKTECH conference series and WORKTECH Academy, is now available as an audiobook from Audible.
Unworking: The Reinvention of the Modern Office is a 100-year history of the evolution of the workplace from the early 1920s to the early 2020s. The book opens with an Easter Day parade on Fifth Avenue in New York in 1925, with the modern industrial office in full swing, and it ends in a fast-changing working world of software, biophilic design, data analytics, digital twins, elastic space and compact cities.
Published in August 2022 by Reaktion Books and distributed in the US by the University of Chicago Press, Unworking has been widely discussed in range of publications from the Financial Times and Forbes to the New York Times. It presents a manifesto for change which involves unlearning old habits and rituals established for an outdated office and creating new ones fit for an age of digital technology, design innovation and diverse workforces. Listen to the audiobook here.
Reflections on 2023
Authors Philip Ross and Jeremy Myerson were interviewed about the Unworking book as part of a Future of Work Hub podcast series, produced by UK lawyers Lewis Silkin. Their views were incorporated in a Reflections on 2023 podcast hosted by Lucy Lewis, Employment Partner at Lewis Silkin.
This podcast looks at a range of themes from the role of trust and employee voice in the workplace, to the four-day working week, the importance of organisational resilience, adapting to an ageing workforce, what the future of the platform economy looks like and the impact of automation and AI on jobs and workforce skills. Listen here.