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The rapidly evolving future of work

The rapidly evolving future of work

This past week was filled with examples of how rapidly the future of work is evolving. Here are the highlights. The future of work has reached South African shores Over on Business Tech there was...

Decoupling from fossil fuels: The daily commute

Decoupling from fossil fuels: The daily commute

The pandemic has taught us that daily commutes for millions of office bound workers is completely unnecessary. We have also seen what less traffic has done to the air quality in cities around the...

One of the secrets of successful remote teams

One of the secrets of successful remote teams

One of the big mistakes some leadership teams make when considering allowing work-from-anywhere is thinking that this way of working means you never see your team in-person. This in fact is the very...

Unlocking Staff Happiness & Productivity

Unlocking Staff Happiness & Productivity

Prior to the forced “pandemic remote work” surveys of remote workers have consistently have them score higher on the happiness index than their in-office counterparts. For example see this from...

Near term leadership goals

Near term leadership goals

In the very near future we are going to need an all society approach to reverse the pictured trajectory. Trends in Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide This is the most important challenge of our time and the...

We can slash in-person carbon footprints

We can slash in-person carbon footprints

If it wasn't for the pandemic we may have taken much longer to have access to this data. In this research, a whole of host of issues are looked at with regards to in-person conferences (IPC's) and...

In-office and distributed working are worlds apart

In-office and distributed working are worlds apart

At the core of failures to be experienced by companies as they attempt work-from-anywhere arrangements (including "hybrid" work models) will be a continuation of this situation described by Steve...

Insights from Dreamforce NYC

Insights from Dreamforce NYC

At the Dreamforce NYC event this past week during Brett Taylor's keynote he outlined how Salesforce sees the future of work. There were a couple of things about this worth highlighting.  1) The...

Synchronous remote working

Synchronous remote working

Check this data point from a survey done recently by Robert Half of more than 2,800 senior managers and more than 1,000 workers in the U.S. Raise your hand if this has been your experience! Many...

Work has been liberated from an office – now what?

Work has been liberated from an office – now what?

Technology has liberated work from the four walls of a physical office. How much of that freedom will you embrace? (Remember the flea in the jar?) Here are your choices: Reimagining the postpandemic...

Most are unaware of what it’s going to take

Most are unaware of what it’s going to take

Most of us don't have a clue what it's going to take. I certainly didn't! This piece from Jason Hickel has helped me round out my understanding of the enormous task that lies before us if we are to...