Laetitia Vitaud
The future of work, with a feminist perspective
Created 09 Dec 2019
  • What's not to like about work-life balance?
    14 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 6 0
    Hi everyone, I wanted to share some thoughts about work-life balance. Germany where I live is widely known for valuing it. The French have more holidays but the Germans have shorter work days, or to b...
  • Mind the Exponential Gap
    28 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 1 0
    Hi everyone, Over the past few months I’ve been struggling with the mind-boggling uselessness of the German bureaucracy. A lot of services are only partially digitised. Many of the documents that must...
  • Why the future of work needs bike lanes
    15 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 4 0
    Hi everyone, What do bike lanes have to do with the future of work? You may think about the riders who deliver meals to well-to-do urbanites. Or about those same well-to-do creative class urbanites wh...
  • How Germany punishes mothers
    08 Sep 2021 • 12 min read • 8 2
    Hi everyone, It’s been a long time since my last newsletter. I must say 2021 has been particularly taxing so far because of family loss, never-ending pandemic-related constraints, Kafkaesque bureaucra...
  • Pregnancy and work: a problem
    20 May 2021 • 10 min read • 8 0
    Hi everyone, I hated being pregnant. I hated it so much I decided after two pregnancies that I wouldn’t have another child (although I would have wanted other children). It’s not just the pregnancies ...
  • AI Voice Assistants
    22 Apr 2021 • 11 min read • 8 0
    Hi everyone, I don’t write often about AI. For someone who deals with the future of work for a living that may seem surprising. In fact it’s a conscious choice. I do think AI has played a significant ...
  • 5 reasons why I refuse to be productive
    18 Mar 2021 • 12 min read • 24 4
    Hi everyone, With the pandemic came lots of old questions about work, how to organise it and how to define it. As more people work from home, office habits and presenteeism need to be replaced with so...
  • Video Games: my new frontier?
    04 Mar 2021 • 10 min read • 6 12
    Hi everyone, I don’t play video games. In fact I don’t really play any games at all. But that’s not something I take any pride in. In fact I’m convinced I’m missing out on a lot of fun and opportuniti...
  • Brave New Home
    18 Feb 2021 • 12 min read • 8 0
    Hi everyone, For one year now so many people have spent so much time at home that we can no longer deny that housing inequalities and problems have an impact on health and work. We can no longer ignor...
  • Career Women: the French vs the American Model
    04 Feb 2021 • 9 min read • 8 0
    Hi everyone, It’s year two of Covid, but it’s also year two of the Shecession (remember I wrote a whole newsletter about the Shecession back in June 2020). As the British Covid variant is becoming dom...
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