AI and Machine Learning – what should HR be doing?

By |February 3rd, 2017|Future of Work, HR|

There’s lots of hype about it, but there is no doubt that the application of AI, machine learning and autonomous systems is everywhere and growing [...]

Employees as customers – focus on the whole employee experience

By |January 26th, 2017|Future of Work, HR, Leadership|

For many roles, there really is a global war for talent, particularly in the skills driving disruption and transformation - ask anyone hiring software developers [...]

Want your people to be self-motivated in their work? Think more like a video games designer

By |November 11th, 2016|Future of Work, Generational Diversity, Leadership|

A few years ago when I was working with a particular group of senior leaders, one of them shared his thoughts on how tough he [...]

Why curiosity is an essential leadership skill we should all nurture

By |October 25th, 2016|Future of Work, Leadership|

Surrounded by ever-increasing complexity and uncertainty, there is one attribute which everyone, particularly leaders, needs to foster if they are to thrive - or even [...]

“Isn’t this future of work stuff just for funky start-ups?”

By |August 4th, 2016|Future of Work, Leadership|

“Isn’t this future of work and leadership thinking just for techy, West Coast start-ups?  Isn’t it really hard to apply this thinking to real businesses [...]

I dare you not to smile – Technology enabling real-world magic

By |July 29th, 2016|Future of Work, Generational Diversity, Leadership|

I challenge anyone to watch the video below and not feel good. The infectious humanity just makes you smile, regardless of your musical taste.   Whenever [...]

Leading flexibility – top tips to support leaders

By |April 4th, 2016|Future of Work, Leadership|

A key aspect of the future of work is the increased expectation of far more flexibility; flexibility in when we work, flexibility in where we [...]

Beware of the HiPPO! The Highest Paid Person’s Opinion

By |February 8th, 2016|Future of Work, Leadership, Senior Teams|

In the past, those at the top often had the best information, and hopefully the skills and experience to make smart decisions.  Seniority counted and [...]

Why should anyone take notice of this ‘future of work’ stuff?

By |December 2nd, 2015|Future of Work, Leadership|

A common question I get asked by business leaders is why they should invest time, effort and money in understanding and adapting to the so [...]

How the consumer web is shaping expectations of work

By |October 6th, 2015|Future of Work|

Of all the factors influencing our changing expectations of work, probably the biggest influences are the behaviours and habits we develop  in our daily online lives [...]