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The best workplace wellness program: working less

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Much of the time our minds can be lost in fantasising, imagining, dwelling on the past, pondering about the future, [more]

Be more with less: A salutary tale

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The tension between needs and wants is often what fires the ambition in us all. Sadly we listen to the [more]

The work/life balance dilemma

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Work is increasingly seeping beyond the office and factory walls and into other areas of our lives. The commute, the [more]

Environmental Pledge 2020

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Carbon Neutral since 2011. It was interesting to hear the Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, talk at [more]

1144 – the way we work

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Much is made of the work grind, to some that’s expressed as 996, or 9 am to 9 pm six [more]

Business is not just the balance sheet and shareholder value

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Corporate responsibility has become a thing. In fact, it was always a thing but just maybe unpopular with business thinking [more]

Hotdesking might actually be bad for you

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Few would contest that having freedom in your job is a good thing. And most would also agree that freedom [more]

Minimal marketing: Why less is always more

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Ads are everywhere. So much so that it’s questionable if it’s worth competing against them all. But if one thing’s [more]

How to Waste Less Time

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Some people are just born with a prolific work ethic and a deep capacity to get things done. But most [more]

We don’t want (or need) your data

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We need clients, we need enquiries about new opportunities. We don’t need piles of pointless data, we don’t operate that [more]

Committed to a maximum 25-hour working week

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Folks often ask us why our working window is from 10 am to 4 pm and, I guess, we sometimes [more]

Understanding a post-capitalist world

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It is widely accepted that the traditional neoliberal capitalist model is dying. It doesn’t have long to live. It’s not [more]

Is a shorter working week the answer?

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Nearly a century ago John Maynard Keynes, the famous economist, predicted a 15-hour working week by the turn of the [more]

How to Predict the Future

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The best way to predict the future is to ensure you’re part of crafting it, or so the saying goes. [more]

Striving for Carbon Neutrality

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For nearly a decade we’ve been driving down our carbon emissions. We looked to efficiency gains first and, like Forrest [more]

The end of the (land)line for fixed phones

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Twenty years ago we were operating a complex and expensive multi-line phone system. We only had 12 extensions and a [more]

The countdown to 2019 has started

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New Year, new you Or so the mantra goes. 2019 is right around the corner, so here’s a quick update [more]

Christmas & New Year 2018 : Working / Support Hours

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Support operates 24×7 over the Christmas and New Year period. But the rest of the company takes a well-deserved break. [more]

AI won’t replace all jobs – but it will de-skill many of them

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There is a school of thought that says AI will replace routine jobs, and a lot is made of what [more]

The Truth About Remote Working

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I can almost guarantee how the conversation is going to play out after someone asks me, “What do you do?” So [more]