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Back to the office?

Back to the office?

The Great Office Debate – the great future of work Debate 2021 #1 The tidal wave of noise in the media about work from home (WFH) and the spotlight on remote working is one of the surprisingly significant by-products of these pandemic times. The massively impactful...
Surviving the mosh pit

Surviving the mosh pit

Making Sense of the Noise Making sense of all the noise out there about the future of the office and work gives me a headache and I don’t think I’m the only one with a sore head!  Participating in a recent Workplace Evolutionaries webinar with the very ‘rock n...
Offices have a strong future – or do they???

Offices have a strong future – or do they???

Many people are making powerful and persuasive arguments for a return to the office. There is a lot of merit in getting us all back to “normal” or the “new normal” – cities need the business; people need to socialise, and landlords need the rent. I had little doubt...
Reimagining the Office

Reimagining the Office

”What’s the purpose of the office?” that is a question I’ve been asking many people in recent years – not ever imagining that the future of offices would be the most hotly debated topic in 2020. Current circumstances have certainly thrown a massive spotlight on...
Should we change the chain?

Should we change the chain?

Back on the chain gang – the return to the office The Economist Bartelby article of August 1st – ‘Back on the Chain Gang’ struck a chord as we consider our return to the office. Rather than just face trade-offs, I wonder if now is the time to think about...