Category Archives: Change

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 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…

Economic inequality has become a defining issue of our age.

What new jobs can be creatively generated in a two-class system?

Twenty-six of the world’s richest people have the net worth of 50% of the worlds’ poorest. Some define this as economic pornography others as an economic right.

Over the last few decades the gap between incomes, wealth and living standards of the rich and poor has increased in most countries while the middle class is wavering.

What is technology predicting about you now?

What is technology predicting about you now? When you have been watching your favourite streaming service have you noticed that suggestions on what else you may want to watch appear? This is a basic form of what is called Predictive Analytics and trillions of dollars are being invested in mining data to predict everything about…

Impact of monitoring technologies and mental health.

Many organisations are ploughing unprecedented investments into purchasing products to analyse and monitor every aspect of people’s actions and behaviours in the workplace. Workforce Productivity Big data is enabling big money to be made.  Companies are making big promises that their products will improve workforce productivity. This may indeed be true, however, is there enough…

Inclusion and independent contractors

Independent Contractors. Should they be a part of your inclusion strategy? Like many young girls I remember being seduced by the wonderous world of acting and dreaming about glamourous clothes and handsome young men sweeping me off my feet. For a moment there I was wrapped up in this romantic Cinderella like delusion. The bubble…

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