Mapping the Future of Work – beside the Kings of England from Year 1348

Author: Paul | Date posted: March 1, 2012

I was lucky enough to spend the last two days talking and discussing the “Future of Work” with some leading lights in the field – all within the confines of Windsor Castle (one of the Queen’s royal residences). We were meeting in the Vicar’s Hall beside St George’s Chapel, which was built by King Edward […]


It’s ‘Anywhere Working’ week in the UK, but should governments do more to encourage the Digital Workplace?

Author: Paul | Date posted: February 23, 2012

Next week (commencing February 27th) it’s officially “Anywhere Working” week in the UK., Unveiled late last year in a flurry of excitement by Norman Baker MP  the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, the aim of the program appears to be to promote and show the benefits of remote working to businesses and individuals. After […]


Offices are hot beds of deceit not trust – just ask Ricky Gervais

Author: Paul | Date posted: February 14, 2012

In my second challenge back to the recent Economist Intelligence Unit video of the so-called “Future of Work” I take exception to the myth that working together physically somehow always builds trust among people. The assumption that being with a colleague in person has some mysterious quality that inevitably creates trust is one of the […]


The Power of Physical Presence in Work

Author: Paul | Date posted: February 13, 2012

One day each month – and for February that means today – about 15 of the people in my company,  based generally across the UK, spend a day together working in person. For us being in the same physical working space is a rare experience and not the norm. Who comes varies each month and […]


The Digital Workplace went to PRINT today!

Author: Paul | Date posted: January 25, 2012

My exciting news is that my book “The Digital Workplace” – How Technology is Liberating Work went to PRINT and the hardback edition is out in March! Cover and jacket here. DW_book_jacket_final.pdf Download this file


Why “blurring” work and life is a disaster – and why this Economist video is wrong!

Author: Paul | Date posted: January 23, 2012

I sat down to watch a new Economist Intelligence Unit video the other day on the “Future of Work”. It is just the latest of such videos that are designed to present an insight into how work is changing and how it will change in coming years.  It is not that this video is uniquely […]


If you want to work well – work alone – proof finally that “face to face” doesn’t always work!

Author: Paul | Date posted: January 18, 2012

The New York Times this week raised and challenged a “taboo” subject. The current mindset is that working together in person is the best way to be creative. We need to meet in person to build trust, collaborate and just work well. Make the offices funky, open, flexible but whatever you do, make sure people […]


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