World Wide Web Wednesday #25

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Whether you need some lunch time reads or something to get you past hump day, we’ve curated five links you’ll enjoy!

Is a Dream Job Possible?

There’s a lot of pressure for people to find work they will love and be passionate about. Is the idea of a dream job possible? This article by the BBC explores happiness in the workplace and how we as workers can maximise our satisfaction.

10 Ways Machine Learning is Revolutionising Manufacturing

Supply chains are the lifeline of any manufacturing business. Machine learning is predicted to reduce costs of transport, warehousing, and supply chain administration. According to a report by McKinsey & Company, overall inventory reductions of 20 to 50% are possible.

What Challenges ares Women Facing in Business?

Women entrepreneurs still continue to face more hurdles than their male counterparts. In a survey of more than 3,000 men and women entrepreneurs worldwide, 99designs uncovered the challenges women entrepreneurs face in comparison to male entrepreneurs. Check out the infographic here.

The Craft Economy: Harbinger of a Changing Work

Despite the focus on tech, we are seeing white-collar workers escaping the confines of a 9 to 5 to become brewers, bakers, and even artisanal ice makers. What does the resurgence of the craft economy mean for the future of work?

IKEA Joins the Gig Economy

If you can’t sort your ANEBODA from your ASKVOLL, IKEA has you covered. Last year, the flat-pack furniture powerhouse bought TaskRabbit to offer their customers help with building their furniture; this month, customers in the US can request a Tasker via the IKEA app. Acquiring TaskRabbit comes at a time when IKEA is pressured to compete with e-commerce rivals like Amazon, which currently sells its own furniture and in-home assembly.

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Article by Melanie Chan in collaboration with our team of Unleashed Software inventory and business specialists. Melanie has been writing about inventory management for the past three years. When not writing about inventory management, you can find her eating her way through Auckland.

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