Smart spaces & places

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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...
London’s White City – new kids on the block

London’s White City – new kids on the block

I have always felt that White City has the potential to be a rather special place in London. It all started way back in 1908 with the White City Exhibition (a form of Expo) accompanied by the Summer Olympics. Then in more recent times the arrival of the BBC added a...
Brussels – breaking the rules

Brussels – breaking the rules

Yesterday, like a lot of others, I took the train into central London. However it was just the start of my journey as I was off to Brussels by Eurostar.  As we sped through the Kent countryside I wondered what my visit to the Belgian Social Security Services HQ (FPS)...
A glass half empty?

A glass half empty?

I wonder why so many of us tend to focus on the negative aspects of an issue? It seems that our default position is that the glass is half empty? What would happen if we were to take a more holistic approach by weighing up both the negative and positive dimensions?...
Street Wisdom – some reflections

Street Wisdom – some reflections

A stroll to clear my head or a wander to gather my thoughts has featured in my life for as long as I can remember. However, it’s difficult to do this in a busy city like London. When my friend David Pearl introduced me to Street Wisdom it seemed to me to be the...

Starting to notice buildings – guest blog

This blog is the work of a millennial! Ciara is starting her career and knows very little about work, the workplace or the workforce.  She has agreed to join the Beyond the Workplace Big Conversation to learn more about the topic and to provide her views on life,...