WEEKLY ROUND-UP: COLLCONS MUST-READS-27th February

We scour the internet to find the most interesting news on the collaborative consumption front. Here are our picks for the week:

The future of the sharing economy: why we’ll all be doing odd-jobs

Andrew Cave, The Telegraph

Founder of TaskRabbit explains why the need for more flexible workspaces and lifestyles is leading people to become “taskers”

 

Lawsuits facing Uber, Lyft could alter sharing economy

Kate Rogers, CNBC

Hot start-ups Uber and Lyft have contributed substantially to the growth of the sharing economy that connects freelancers with available work projects. Now some drivers of those companies argue they’ve been misclassified as independent contractors and want full employee status.

 

The End of Unemployment?

Micha Kaufman, Forbes

 

Employed or unemployed. Until recently, there was little in-between. But the Collaborative Economy is changing that. Along with dramatically changing the way we work, it’s changing the way we experience periods of unemployment as well — softening the blow and providing a cushion against catastrophe.

 

Quantifying Collaboration

WhaTec

Google Australia has partnered with Deloitte to qunatify the value of greater workplace collaboration.

 

 

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