The Treadmill : So You want To Get Off? Really?

We feel we can’t go on, but the cost of getting off is too high? Is there an alternative? And how would we manage it? The Machine Business is relational – it can’t operate in isolation. It is symbiotic, contractual and ongoing. It has both bonuses and penalties,...

Data > Story > Wisdom : Is This The New Alchemy?

Communication – the art of telling more than we know. Silence Silence tells us more than noise, while space is as valid a design element as any graphic or block of text. Gestalt tells us that the whole is different to the sum of the parts, and we’re all aware...

The Extrovert Introvert

I have always struggled with self confidence, yet I seem to be able to cold call, make appointments to meet with high profile strangers and put my hat in to the ring on occasion. Boundaries How does that work? Why is it that in the presence of highly expressive...

Do You Have A Letterbox?

Three, two, one, escalate? Three Pay Packets A social worker who specialised in assisting ‘those on the street’ once told me – “we are each only ever three pay packets away from homelessness ourselves” – and anecdotally, we are all aware of those whose...

Divide And Conquer

There is no demarcation between work and life – they have become intrinsic. You can wake up in the middle of the night, and discover that you are still at work. Captain Self-employment is a very attractive idea. In his poem ‘Invictus,’ English poet William Ernest...

Home Office : The New Normal? Part 2

Agility and the home office – are these the ‘new normal’ of Level 2 life? And is it a tilt or a re-levelling of the workplace playing field? I explore these themes in a 4 part series. Part 2 : The rules of tilting Working from home has both benefits and...

Home Office : The New Normal? Part 1

Agility and the home office – are these the ‘new normal’ of Level 2 life? And is it a tilt or a re-levelling of the workplace playing field? I explore these themes in a 4 part series. Part 1 : Think before you tilt Do we look at the future in spite of the past...