The pandemic not only forced us to shift to working from home, but many people resigned from their jobs after realizing they no longer wanted to work there. Now let's talk about these changes, and we'll close with my product of the week, a new monitor from HP designed for video conferencing and remote work.
One of the attractive historical advantages of tech companies was their immunity to unions. Due to this, the firms were more agile, kept costs down, and operated mainly without union interference.
However, a combination of lousy employee policies, inadequate raises, and excessive executive salaries, coupled with practices that appear hostile to those employees, is changing the dynamic.
Today, nearly every major technology company faces at least the possibility of unionizing. As unions gain power, they also can penetrate adjacent companies by convincing existing employees that they are being mistreated.
International Cyber Army
Volunteer fighters are now pouring into Ukraine, but the most exciting aspect is the IT Army of Ukraine, a large volunteer group of international hackers working from home to take down Russia. Although not officially confirmed, even the activist- and hacktivist collective Anonymous is on board, has also declared war on Russia.
Despite the physical army being mostly Ukrainian, the IT army has become independent of nations, becoming the world's cyber-defence force that emerges whenever illegal conflicts threaten local or world stability.
There will be an unprecedented level of change in the coming decade, but we as a nation and the world are not yet prepared for it. Do not get attached to anything; stay flexible, and broaden your skills so you can adapt to the waves of change rather than get swept up in them.