Leaders find a human touch at a time of crisis

Co-authored with Larraine Solomon and originally published on LinkedIn. Over the last few weeks, we have spoken to many colleagues about how organisations have coped during the Covid-19 pandemic, asking them about the lessons they’ve learnt from it, and how it has made them think differently about the future. Inspired by everyone’s opinions, this is the Continue Reading

Don’t Blame Slack for Ruining Your Work, Blame Your Manager

Photo by antonella brugnola on Unsplash Originally published on CMSwire. The saying goes, a bad workman blames his tools. But a more fitting alternative is we get the technology we deserve.  Articles continue to roll out about how messaging tools like Slack, Yammer, WhatsApp — not to mention the granddaddy of them all, email — are to blame for Continue Reading

“The creative industries are misreading the public”

Originally published on Dezeen. With Brexit the British people have shown a greater appetite for risk than the creative sector, which needs to take the public more seriously or risk becoming irrelevant, says Martyn Perks of the Dissenters Design Network. A general election has been called. No one knows exactly what the UK public will do, but they Continue Reading

Digital detox: Should we put our smartphones away?

Organised by the Battle of Ideas festival, London. Turn off your mobile phone, they say! Resist the next tweet! Stop instagramming, or continually chatting with your mates. Our devices demand constant attention in the form of alerts, vibrations and notifications. As Julia Hobsbawm, author of Fully Connected: Social Health in an Age of Overload, has noted, Continue Reading

Panel: Beyond Email – The Next Generation of Solutions

Organised by Information Overload Research Group. For this year’s “Information Overload Day” on October 15th, the Information Overload Research Group is sponsoring an online Webinar featuring speakers that are focusing on the specialized topics of “Beyond Email – The Next Generation of Solutions”. Topics and Presenters: Welcome – Nathan Zeldes, President IORG and Founder of Continue Reading