Can Working Out Loud Inspire Creativity and Inclusion?


Collaboration – for all the rhetoric – is much harder , and for many of us less preferable, than working in isolation. Today we’ve woken up to find the  UK has made a historic choice. A choice that could be interpreted as a desire to go it alone rather than working with others. To seize … Continue reading Can Working Out Loud Inspire Creativity and Inclusion?

Six Ways To Kill Email


Every week more and more organisations are waking up to the tyranny of email, and the part it is playing in the impending death of the office. We spend hours each week , up to four years of our lives, shifting low value (or no value) information from one place in our organisation to another. … Continue reading Six Ways To Kill Email

20 Signs You’re Probably Not Working For A Social Business 


If innovation is the most overused word of 2014 , then “social business” must be the most misappropriated term. Every other organisation I come across is claiming to be one. But what does it mean to be a social business? Altimeter Group defines it as: “The deep integration of social media and social methodologies into the … Continue reading 20 Signs You’re Probably Not Working For A Social Business 

Managers are waste: Five organisations saying goodbye to the boss


“Until there is a monumental shift in the leadership dynamic from the old fashioned command and control to a collaborative, status free, matrix way of working, then the debate about the need for an office (in the traditional sense) will be a long one.”  – Tracey Johnson commenting on Why The Death Of The Office … Continue reading Managers are waste: Five organisations saying goodbye to the boss

Why The Death Of The Office Can’t Come Too Soon


“We literally followed people around all day and timed every event [that happened in the office], to the second. That meant telephone calls, working on documents, typing e-mails, or interacting with someone. What we found is that the average amount of time that people spent on any single event before being interrupted was about three minutes.” – Gloria … Continue reading Why The Death Of The Office Can’t Come Too Soon

Throwback: Our Social Journey (So Far….)


Your life story is being told by the digital content you produce  One of the downsides of our digital lifestyle is that we simply can’t retain the information that passes through it. I couldn’t tell you what I tweeted last week, much less a year ago. Digital storage is changing our memories. We don’t need to … Continue reading Throwback: Our Social Journey (So Far….)