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Letter to the Edge #1

Letter to the Edge #1

Having had some great experiences during my June trip ‘down under’ this is a long overdue thank you letter to everyone who facilitated my tour of agile working environments in Australia and New Zealand. As mentioned in my Postcards from the Edge – the scale and...
Postcard from the Edge #8 – A thriving Antipodean Interpolis?

Postcard from the Edge #8 – A thriving Antipodean Interpolis?

Touring Medibank Place the new home of Australia’s leading health insurer left me more than stunned! One cannot help but be taken by the architecture, the natural daylighting and the vibrancy of the colour scheme. However, this is not just a glitzy interior design as...
Postcard From The Edge 6 – Sydney Second time round

Postcard From The Edge 6 – Sydney Second time round

Last port of call on my smart working tour and back to where I started and indeed where Activity-Based Working (ABW) all started. It seemed quite fitting to spend the day tracing the origins of this remarkable approach to flexible working given all the great examples...
Postcard from the Edge #5 – Melbourne

Postcard from the Edge #5 – Melbourne

The only appealing thing about arriving in Melbourne on a wet Sunday evening was I was spending four nights in the same place! Although I had visited Australia’s Second City on a number of occasions over the years this visit gave me the opportunity to have a proper...
Postcard from the edge #3 – Auckland

Postcard from the edge #3 – Auckland

                  Arrived into Auckland airport still jet lagged and it didn’t feel like I had ‘hopped over the ditch’ Little did I know that this fleeting visit to the city of sails would turn out to be very interesting...
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...