World Wide Web Wednesday #26

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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!

4 Things You Need to Know About Robots

Maybe robots won’t completely steal your job but we might be working side-by-side sooner than you think. According to a McKinsey report, they suggest that 5% of jobs could eventually be fully automated but a staggering 60% of occupations could see roughly a third of their tasks taken over by robots. Here are four things to help us understand them.

The Gig Economy Going Strong

In the last two decades, there’s been a steady increase in workers joining the gig economy and it shows no signs of slowing down. While it is unlikely to overtake the 9 to 5 grind, here’s where you’ll be seeing more of it.

Can We Achieve Ownerless Businesses?

A completely automated business run by fully automated machines seems far fetched but is it possible? With blockchains, this article suggests how an ownerless business can be set up, from order generation to packing and shipping the order out.

Rising Temperatures, Dropping Share Prices

The weather can have a resounding effect at any given point in the supply chain, from produce farmers to truck drivers ; even fashion retailers are no exception. Fast-fashion giant H&M slashed prices to get rid of unsold winter garments after unseasonably warm European weather in December and January. Their attempt to clear inventory ate into their revenue, causing their shares to fall to a nine-year low.

Jeopardising friendship in the workplace

Working in the same company as a friend can have its perks but what happens when a good friend becomes a terrible colleague? Here’s how you can make your work life great again and save a great relationship.

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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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