E18: Gig Economy and Labour Relations - Algorithmic Management (Part 1)


In this episode we are joined by the wonderful Arianna Tassinari to discuss a recent Financial Times article by Sarah O'Connor on gig economy, algorithmic management and labour relations! 

Gig economy, as well as its benefits and limitations, has been subject to much debate in social policy and labour relations lately. Facilitated by management via algorithms, gig economy can be seen as symptomatic of another reincarnation of scientific management (initially outlined by F.W. Taylor - see Episode 1). Some notable differences/evolutions include separation of people by means of technology, as well as uncertain conditions of employment. 

Join us as we (possibly) contribute to the current debate and attempt to make clearer sense of the relevant key concepts leveraging our collective experience and knowledge!