The expanding job | Curio

The expanding job

15 mins | Apr 23, 2022

Some problems even a spare pair of hands cannot fix. The modern business art of downsizing, massive budget cuts and the idea that new technologies can wholly eliminate labour have changed how we distribute work. Anne Helen Petersen writes about ‘the expanding job’ phenomenon that has built over the last forty years where it is the norm for one person to be doing work once performed by two or three other people.

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From Anne Helen Petersen

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