Synchronous information flows

Synchronous information flows

Take a look at these comments... This helps you understand the default thinking of those who find themselves in speaking culture workplaces — that is workplaces where information predominantly flows...

Getting your head around asynchronous working

Getting your head around asynchronous working

In our trainings, when we get to the part about what asynchronous work is and what it looks like in practice, we then share something like this, Comment source There are then often a lot of deep...

No, hybrid working is not the problem

No, hybrid working is not the problem

It's time to admit that hybrid is not working I strongly disagree with this view. Here is why: There are some extremely successful companies that are fully distributed and office-less and have been...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Why you can’t straddle two operating systems

Why you can’t straddle two operating systems

Slowly but surely it is beginning to dawn on leadership teams that attempting to straddle two operating systems (ie in-person working AND remote working) is really hard as the two are not compatible...

Remember the flea in jar?

Remember the flea in jar?

Do you remember the experiment with the flea that grew accustomed to the lid on the jar, so much so that when it was lifted it kept jumping just below where the lid used to be? Essentially staying...

Hybrid work challenges

Hybrid work challenges

In this interview with Emma Goldberg of the NYT she references this comment by Andi Owen, the chief executive of MillerKnoll, who warned that workers who resist going back to the office could find...