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Out of the Office Comfort Zone

Out of the Office Comfort Zone

Offices are not factories “Offices are not factories” was one of the key takeaways from my recent conversation with Wanda T. Wallace, author of “You Can’t Know It All: Leading in the Age of Deep Expertise” and managing partner of the Leadership Forum Inc. We had a...

Reimagining the Office

Reimagining the Office

”What’s the purpose of the office?” that is a question I've been asking many people in recent years – not ever imagining that the future of offices would be the most hotly debated topic in 2020. Current circumstances have certainly thrown a massive spotlight on the...

BACK TO THE OFFICE?

BACK TO THE OFFICE?

The Great Office Debate  – the great future of work Debate 2021 #1 The tidal wave of noise in the media about work from home (WFH) and the spotlight on remote working is one of the surprisingly significant by-products of these pandemic times. The massively...

Surviving the mosh pit

Surviving the mosh pit

Making Sense of the Noise Making sense of all the noise out there about the future of the office and work gives me a headache and I don’t think I’m the only one with a sore head!  Participating in a recent Workplace Evolutionaries webinar with the very ‘rock n...

Offices have a strong future – or do they???

Offices have a strong future – or do they???

Many people are making powerful and persuasive arguments for a return to the office. There is a lot of merit in getting us all back to “normal” or the “new normal” – cities need the business; people need to socialise, and landlords need the rent. I had little doubt...

Should we change the chain?

Should we change the chain?

Back on the chain gang - the return to the office The Economist Bartelby article of August 1st - ‘Back on the Chain Gang’ struck a chord as we consider our return to the office. Rather than just face trade-offs, I wonder if now is the time to think about that chain -...

Working From Home and the Eternal Triangle

Working From Home and the Eternal Triangle

are we only seeing part of the picture? Covid-19 has unleashed a great deal of interest in remote working, now known to all and sundry by the snappier three-letter acronym, WFH. What I find particularly fascinating is that the mainstream press has now latched on to...

A Fog of Uncertainty

A Fog of Uncertainty

As we all try to cope with this unprecedented and unexpected lockdown experience the question of ‘when can we get back to normal?’ is never far from our minds. What do we have to do to escape this enforced restriction placed on us? Which of the multitude of commentators postulating return to work insights, checklists […]

Time To Think?

Time To Think?

As we tried to get a grip on living in isolation over the Easter period, I don’t believe phrases such as - “in times like this” make sense.   Our world is undergoing a challenge which is unprecedented, one that is exacting a huge and painful human toll in...

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