Mike Elgan

Contributing Columnist

Mike Elgan is a technology-obsessed journalist, author, blogger, podcaster and digital nomad. Learn more at his website: elgan.com.


How remote work will improve lives — and destroy cities

The absence of tech and other workers is crushing city budgets and services, which could cause a chain reaction leading to the decay and shrinking of urban centers.

Don’t get too emotional about emotion-reading AI

Don’t get too emotional about emotion-reading AI

Artificial intelligence tools now try to figure out whether people are happy, sad or disgusted. The reality may surprise and anger you.

Why meetings don't work anymore

It's time to talk about the elephant in the meeting room.

Why open-plan offices are a disaster for your company

The best thing employers can do for happy, loyal, and productive staff is to let them work when and where they want—the worst thing: an open-plan office.

Deepfakes come to remote job interviews

Is that a real person you’re interviewing, or are you talking to a stolen identity?

Here comes the 'destination workplace.'

Competition in office spaces for remote workers will result in breathtaking choices and a world of creative options.

There’s just one thing businesses can do about the ‘splinternet’ — adapt

There’s just one thing businesses can do about the ‘splinternet’ — adapt

It’s time to let go of the belief that a single global internet was ever going to be possible and embrace the real world of many separate internets.

6 things they don't tell you about digital nomad living

The digital nomad literature — blogs, websites, social accounts — often paints a picture of the digital nomad lifestyle that's totally misleading. It's not all laptops and sunsets.

Why Elon Musk's back-to-office mandate will backfire

The Tesla CEO decreed that all employees need to work in the office — or else. He will change his mind.

Why remote work will lead to greater success

It's time to let go of collaboration bias and embrace the power of deep work.

What’s so great about Google’s ‘translation glasses’?

What’s so great about Google’s ‘translation glasses’?

Forget language translation. This is Google Glass, but socially acceptable this time. And it could open a lot of AR doors.

The Future of Work? There's an app for that: Airbnb!

If there's any tech company that really gets the evolution of work, it's Airbnb. Here's why it gets what's going on.

Busting three myths about the future of work

These false beliefs emerged early in our thinking about the post-pandemic workplace. It's time to get real.

Welcome to the new world of business travel

While business travel is coming back, everything’s changed. Here’s what to expect.

In a remote-work world, a zero-trust revolution is necessary

In a remote-work world, a zero-trust revolution is necessary

Zero trust is not just for cybersecurity specialists — it’s the new necessary way of life for business.

Remote work and the end of super-commuting

Before the pandemic, more than four million Americans suffered through a daily work commute of more than 90 minutes. Help is on the way.

Don't look now, but the blue-collar remote work revolution is coming

Don't look now, but the blue-collar remote work revolution is coming

It's not just laptop laborers who can work from home. Technology will enable many jobs to go remote. Here's what we should all be thinking about.

How to stop worrying and love zero trust

How to stop worrying and love zero trust

If you want to work remotely from home — or stay on the move as a digital nomad — you can thank zero trust for making that possible.

The trouble with hybrid work

The trouble with hybrid work

Hybrid work — that's the answer! Employees can work part time in the office, part time at home, right? Problem solved! (Maybe not.)

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