Author Archives: Jenny Brice

Working from Home post Covid-19

The research and other interesting facts. What was working from home prior to Covid-19? There was a growing trend for employees to work from home before Covid-19. The initial reason was to reduce company costs by reducing floor space. Today floor space costs on average $11,000 per part time employee. This trend continued with advances…

What is TOTAL TRANSPARENCY?

How does it relate to biometric employee monitoring? Squillions of dollars are being invested in creating technologies that enable employers to monitor employees across the world. Have no doubt employee monitoring is not just the domain of China. What inspired me to investigate employee surveillance technology was listening to a panel of experts talking about…

What happens to our work lives once the virus has passed?

Working notes for ABC Radio interview. March 18th 2020 I believe some aspects of history can help guide us. We don’t have a lot of time to talk about the history of work, however the industrial revolution created some horrific working conditions for many people. Some historians believe the discontent in society contributed to the…

Enter the four-day week

The modern workplace may have been influenced by technology however the primary motivation for experimenting with different working conditions has been to focus on reducing employee costs more than improve productivity. As with any business, cost reduction is important however, more importantly does conditions like working from home, flexible working arrangements and four-day weeks improve…

When working from home means something else…but does it matter?

As a manager are you having difficulty saying no to employees when they say they are working from home when they should really be having a sick day, carer’s leave or leave without pay? Are you finding it almost impossible to schedule face to face meetings on Monday, Friday or before or after a public…

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