Were we too busy to read this huge series about the future … or is it the present … of work? If so, start here.

[Warning: Holocracy straw man ahead … ]

There's more than a bit of fatalism about true workplace innovation in this series, but the Times tends to take its "well life is busy and crazy but all of us readers are reasonably well-off so whattayagonnado … ?" pretty seriously. Cubicles are animal feeding pens, until the nightmare of open-plan offices consigns us to a privacy-less hell. And for those of us in knowledge jobs, look out, the robots are coming for you.

Or just Pocket it all and read it when you have a chance … or wait a few years and it'll just happen to you.