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Postcard from the Edge #2 – Sydney

Postcard from the Edge #2 – Sydney

Sydney is a remarkable city even in the depths of the Australian winter. I was there to take part in a CoreNet symposium, hosted by Cushman Wakefield, on trends in flexible working. The brief was to update the audience about what’s going on in London. Looking back, it...

Postcard from the Edge #1

Travel broadens the mind it is said and given my recent walkabout of Australia and New Zealand I came across some remarkable insights.  Over the course of the coming weeks I plan to recount some of these experiences in a series of blogposts. “Postcards from the...
The Peter Pan Phenomenon:  Being Unemployed in the 21st Century

The Peter Pan Phenomenon: Being Unemployed in the 21st Century

Guest Blog by Colm Devereux My age group has often been referred to as the “Peter Pan” generation, ostensibly because we cannot (or are unable to) grow up. I think that’s an unfair rap, the term coming as it does from older generations who have no experience of the...
Delivering the Impossible in Dublin

Delivering the Impossible in Dublin

Last week I saw a really great example of the benefits of combining people and place to produce some remarkable insights whilst encouraging participants to consider that delivering the impossible whether its Facilities Management (FM) or another area, is realistic if...
Bus lanes and herd instinct

Bus lanes and herd instinct

Why don’t we use spaces and places differently? I often ponder on this whilst driving to work and waiting in line to get through a set of traffic lights. The photograph attached sets the scene – car and van drivers dutifully get in line and wait our turn. It’s just so...
Living the iDEA

Living the iDEA

Nestling in the shadows of the Shropshire foothills lies the stronghold of a most remarkable creative organisation – working and living in a really smart space. During my summer ramblings I had the opportunity to visit the home of iDEA and to sample their smart way of...