Tag Archives: Work

Government – Society – Organisation: Evolution

This is very early stage #WorkingOutLoud – a piece, considering the taxonomy of social systems and evolving structures of society in the broadest context of the Social Age. We tend to understand society in terms of fixed structures and the … Continue reading

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The Familiar and the Strange

I was talking with two friends yesterday: one at home, one in the office. One had the bare plaster walls, curtain-less windows, obligatory view of an office block, and poor lighting. The other had bookshelves stacked with mementos and favourite … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on Future of Work

I was asked at short notice to cover a conference keynote today, and used the opportunity to pull together some of the divergent threads of my own work exploring the Future of Work. Most of this work is based upon … Continue reading

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The Great De-Construction of Work (and Place)

The start of the construction of the future of work may be to take everything apart: the great lesson of the Pandemic is the one least learned: that everything (and anything) are possible. That our truths are simply beliefs. That … Continue reading

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The Delusion of Productivity

I have come to realise that many of the supposed mechanisms of productivity and connection provided to me through technology are, in fact, the opposite. I fear that the suites of tools and features that allow me to work from … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on ’Radical Explorations of the Future of Work’

I’ve used this year of writing to explore quite a broad range of ideas, and given myself permission not to find structure and coherence as i go – so instead of ending up with a neatly categorised set of articles … Continue reading

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Why we Work – Reflections on the Future of Work

What is ‘work’, and why do we do it? The contemporary conversation about ‘the workplace’, in terms of the geography of work, and the social dynamics of collaboration, and the impacts of technology, against a backdrop of 18 months of … Continue reading

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19 Sub Questions on ’The Future of Work’

Yesterday i shared a series of questions around the first two elements of this framework – it’s an enquiry framework for Teams to explore what type of ‘future of work’ they desire. Today, i’m adding a second layer of sub … Continue reading

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The Future of Work – The Work of Place

Around the world, both very publicly and quietly in private, Organisations are struggling to figure out what the future of work looks like. It’s a challenge that conflates a number of elements: where will work take place, how will work … Continue reading

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Future of Work – Battle Lines

We live in interesting times: there is a great deal of primary narrative about ‘the future of work’, with an increasing number of Organisations wading into one side of the battle or the other. Is home working the ‘aberration’ that … Continue reading

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