As most of you will know, I recently completed the Shitbox Rally from Wollongong to Mackay. I heard about the rally quite a few years ago and had been thinking about doing it for a while. Things became a lot more serious when Jon Gill, who I share office space with, had a co-pilot drop out and was looking for a partner.Continue reading “The Shitbox Rally: a quick recap”
When Covid-19 hit many leading businesses doubled down on flexibility, ensuring their teams had the ability to work completely remotely and in some cases letting go of their office spaces.
At the time it was the obvious and necessary thing to do, it fast tracked a trend of working from home that had been developing for the decade prior.
Two years on from the first reported cases of Covid-19 and it seems we’re entering a new phase of work, with almost all office-based businesses now having tried both working from home and hybrid working.
Like anything, remote working has its drawbacks. For employees it may be an inability to switch off and for businesses it could be a reduced collaboration and productivity.
This means we’re still searching for a new way of working. And while we may not be sure of what that is, it’s becoming increasingly clear that it could be different for each business.Continue reading “The emphasis switch from flexibility to adaptability “
In the last 18 months we’ve realised many of the things we thought were inevitable about working life aren’t actually inevitable. It’s not just because of structural changes that have been forced by the pandemic, it’s to do with changes that have happened in our minds. We’ve learned new ways to live and some of these will stay with us for the rest of our lives.
So as we come out of lockdown in 2022 what changes will we see permanently in the workplace that differ from the pre-Covid world?Continue reading “What will the workforce look like in 2022? A time to focus on attracting and retaining talent”