This virus has made me rethink my approach to work. What little I have left (though for some reason I am extremely busy) is having to be done in different ways. There are no more face to face meetings and events to present at and so I have had to move online. For the first … Continue reading Cast into the web
There are a lot of questions these days. Will we get on top of the virus, when will lockdown end and what will the world look like when it is all over, assuming it does? Many of us, those that are lucky enough to be able to, are working from home, tapping away at their … Continue reading Will we all be working from home?
I’m picking on Zoom as it is the online meeting platform that has captured the zeitgeist. Although there are others and despite its poor initial reputation for security it seems to be the most widely used. You see, I don’t like them. I am sick of being on them. I am fed up with being … Continue reading What is wrong with Zoom?
Let’s face it, I work as a management consultant which means that most of my work is about the future, helping people and companies to think about structures and governance and strategy, all the things that will help them going forward. Today though, there is very little thought about the future. Understandably and quite rightly … Continue reading Thinking of the future
It is without doubt ironic that whilst the world is preoccupied with virus Covid-19 another kind of virus may be lurking in the wings ready to swoop. Of course I am talking about a computer virus or cybersecurity in general. You see, these are the times that cyber criminals like best, they work on the … Continue reading Not just Covid-19
Covid-19 is coming. Everyday it gets closer, the number of people affected is increasing and people are dying. It may not be as big a threat as other illnesses or other social ails yet it has captured the world’s attention. The UK government is doing its best to keep abreast of issues but it is … Continue reading Stock up, panic buy
Someone I know, I will not name them to save their embarrassment, is considering a career change and has sought out some work experience to see if their preferred choice would suit them. I am full of admiration for what they are doing. Accepting that where you are in your career is not where you … Continue reading Work experience
You would think a simple train journey to Sheffield would be pretty uneventful. A mere one hundred and fifty miles should be no problem for a modern rail network. At least that’s what I thought but my problems began from the outset. I had one change to make on the outward journey. A quick hop … Continue reading Enough capacity
I normally save my political blogs until Thursday and so, whilst this strays into the subject it is much more related to work. The reason I mention it is because over the last few years I have been over-active on Twitter on the back of the political unrest that we continue to find ourselves in. … Continue reading Make friends with those you don’t like
My eldest daughter has been listening to a series of podcasts from the BBC called Beyond Today in which a topic from the news is explored in greater detail than can be covered in a short bulletin. She thought I would like one entitled ‘Could AI do your job?’ and so I gave it a … Continue reading A world without work