The way we work 2017

The platform business model has challenged the very definition of ‘worker’, while waves of anger at the treatment of women in Silicon Valley and Hollywood spread far beyond the US. Catch up on the year’s comment and analysis

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Former Uber employee Susan Fowler spurred a wave of allegations that could change the way the women are treated at work

As an alternative to Silicon Valley’s young visionaries, consider the adults at GE

Opinion Focus: An engineer’s memo shows the struggle women have in Silicon Valley

Flexibility ignites clashes as disrupters like Uber force change for the digital age

The ride-sharing group faces its biggest challenge: keeping its drivers, some of whom sleep in their cars to make ends meet

The technology company cannot avoid its duty to the people it serves

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Automation has often taken routine jobs that have been replaced by better ones

The Weinstein revelations are a milestone in the slow march towards change

The crisis at Provident Financial shows enduring value of the human touch

In an era of looser networks and job-hopping, GE’s painstaking method of selecting its new CEO is becoming the exception

Passengers and patients could benefit if local authorities mimic platform networks

It is pointless to make everyone move around campuses such as Apple Park

We face not monotony in our jobs but the temptations of endless variety

Basic income can protect against the robots

Automation eats into the financial profession by unbundling jobs

Big companies have a long way to go if they are to keep up with other societal shifts