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Home working isn’t working (ps, am I writing this from home?)

February 27, 2013


Goodness me people love jumping to polar extremes! Either it’s the journalists that have written this article exposing Yahoo’s rejection of homeworking or it’s the Yahoo HR department themselves. In a memo they state, “Some of the best decisions and insights come from hallway and cafeteria discussions, meeting new people, and impromptu team meetings.” Er, […]

Just because it’s legal doesn’t make it right

December 12, 2012


Two events struck me as incredibly important in the last week. The first of these was the response to the tragic death of Jacintha Saldanha after the now much-publicise royal prank call. The second was a well-known coffee chain agreeing to pay £20million in tax after “listening to their customers.” These two events couldn’t be […]

The new economic outlook means we might need to get ‘real’ about the employee experience

January 12, 2012


I recently penned a short piece on population explosion and the way in which the workplace might change. I was today sent a new article from the CIPD on the mismatch between employee aspirations and the opportunities available inside companies today. The article really does bring into sharper focus the feeling that endless possibilities, freedoms […]

Life in a Day captures what’s wonderful

July 6, 2011


If you haven’t seen anything of Life in a Day then do. It captures beautifully the world without borders (and the world with it) that we live it. Shot by members of the public one week after the world cup finished last year, it shows the peoples of this planet going about their business and […]

Twitter ye not!

May 9, 2011


The twitter #superinjunction case has thrown up yet again the question of how much anyone or any company can keep anything secret for long. Do we now live in the ultimate transparent society where everything will be shared whether we like it or not. Mark Zuckerberg certainly seems to think that people should be open […]

Time on over time off

February 7, 2011


So, I was doing a speech on the Future of Work at the IOIC and started to think about policies that shackle us. We all think it’s right to have employment policies in place – to protect employees; ensure fairness and consistency and create order and alignment. That seems right. But is it getting in […]

A world without borders…

January 25, 2011


I was inspired by a link sent to me by @casablanca via Twitter. The link sent me to a super blog post on the Confused of Calcutta site. It was the first time I’d been there and it’s now going to become one of my oft read blogs. The thesis was about un-nationalties and the […]